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Capital News Service featured on "This Week in Virginia"

Dec 14, 2020

Posted in: News

The Capital News Service of the Robertson School of Media and Culture was featured on "This Week in Virginia," a weekly TV series about Virginia politics and issues hosted by David Bailey that airs on public broadcasting stations in Virginia. Journalism instructors Alix Bryan and Veronica Garabelli were interviewed along with student reporters Andrew Ringle, Ada Romano, and Brandon Shillingford.


Despite a challenging work environment due to COVID-19, Capital News Service published almost 70 stories through four journalism classes at the Robertson School: Capital News Service; Reporting for Print and Web; Mobile and Social Media Journalism and Specialized Project Reporting. Almost two dozen stories were picked up by The Associated Press and made it into national publications such as the Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. Below are a few examples of stories Capital News Service distributed:

  1. Equity obstacles in Virginia push to legalize marijuana (The AP)

  2. Spanberger declares victory in close congressional race; Freitas waits (Prince William Times) 

  3. Candidates and groups drop over $12 million on Facebook ad spending (WRIC) 

  4. Latino voters weigh in on Trump, Biden (Fauquier Times) 

  5. Virginia voters, legislators split on redistricting amendment (NBC 29)

  6. Black Lives Matter Renews Interest in Richmond's Black Culture and History (VPM)

  7. Virginia House of Delegates advances MARCUS alert bill (The AP) 

  8. Virginia female lawyers, lawmakers reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy (Virginia Business) 


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