The Richmond Times-Dispatch laid of 33 employees yesterday. This is bad for Richmond.
We need more Times-Dispatch, not less. There is no other source of in-depth, comprehensive coverage of Richmond. The archipelago of local news — including the television stations, Richmond Magazine, Style Weekly, Richmond Free Press, Richmond BizSense, Ross Catrow’s Good Morning RVA, RVA Hub, and Small Richmond — each have a place, but do not collectively come close to doing what only a city newspaper can do.
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@gmoomaw more local reporting. Need y'all be the best at RVA + VA state news. Don't need national from y'all, hate your op-ed + commenters
— Kathleen (@konufer) April 3, 2017
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CHPN will always be free. We are a toy compared to the RTD, though, and we are diminished by every cut at our city’s paper.
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