The State of NoVa: Media


Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 03/22/2013

In which I blab about the importance of local journalism, in a podcast

“It’s All Journalism” explores the changing newsgathering world

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, NoVa | Tags:  It's All Journalism, Mike O'Connell, Tom Jackman, The State of NoVa

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/08/2013

Fairfax Underground: A deeper look at the wide open online forum with one million visitors per month

Cary Wiedemann wants full transparency, no filters.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Media, Springfield | Tags:  Fairfax Underground, Cary Wiedemann, Center for Democracy & Technology, Electronic Freedom Foundation

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012

Prince William to get a second newspaper; Times Community Media launches Prince William Times

Times Community Media enters void of departing News & Messenger

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Media | Tags:  Prince William Times, Times Community Media, Peter Arundel, Prince William Today, InsideNoVA.com, Northern Virginia Media Services

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/22/2012

InsideNoVA.com will continue under new owner

Prince William Today to debut Jan. 10, will use InsideNoVA website.

By Tom Jackman  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Media | Tags:  InsideNoVA.com, Prince William Today, Northern Virgniia Media Services, Bruce Potter, Keri Pugh

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012

New Prince William newspaper, Web site to launch next month, fill News & Messenger void

A weekly paper will pick up where daily News & Messenger left off.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Manassas, Media | Tags:  Manassas News & Messenger, Prince William news, Bruce Potter, Kari Pugh

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Manassas News & Messenger and InsideNoVA.com, top Prince William news sources, closing down

Warren Buffett company kills prime P.Wm. news source, 33 lose jobs

By Tom Jackman  |  12:35 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Manassas, Media | Tags:  Manassas News-Messenger, Inside Nova.com, Warren Buffett, World Media Enterprises

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Naming a murder suspect who hasn’t been charged: Should the media do it? Would you?

In the Sarah Greenhalgh case, a “person of interest” is identified. Sometimes, that person is innocent.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Crime | Tags:  Sarah Greenhalgh, InsideNova.com, WJLA-7

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Paula Zahn documentary on Fulton-Raver murders omits Fairfax cops, prosecutors who solved case

The detectives and prosecutors declined to be interviewed, so Paula Zahn’s show deleted them from the story.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:05 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Media, Crime | Tags:  Rachael Raver, Warren Fulton, Paula Zahn

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 07/19/2012

Scott Patton, NoVa editor for Post, dies at 57

He edited in Prince William, Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria, and made us all smile.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:02 PM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince William County, Media, NoVa | Tags:  Scott Patton

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Gail Pennybacker of ABC 7 is moving to Texas

Not retiring, but moving to Texas to be near family, do something else

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Gail Pennybacker

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012

Alexandria reporter Carla Branch covered and worked for Alexandria schools. Is that kosher?

Carla Branch took a six-month contract to help the schools’ communication system. But she continued to cover them.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Schools, Media | Tags:  Carla Branch, Alexandria schools, Alexandria News.org

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Fairfax County native Matt Bondurant hits big screen with ‘Lawless’ film based on Va. bootleggers

The film of Matt Bondurant’s 2008 book “The Wettest County in the World” debuted at Cannes on Saturday.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Books, Fairfax County, Media | Tags:  Matt Bondurant, Lawless movie, The Wettest County in the World

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Paul Draisey, ‘Voice of Loudoun County,’ dies at 55

The renowned Loudoun personality worked for 36 years at WAGE 1200, which closed in 2009.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Media | Tags:  Paul Draisey, WAGE-AM 1200

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Michelle Obama busts a move at Hayfield

The First Lady did some “random dancing” with the cast of iCarly at Hayfield Secondary School Friday.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:09 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, Fairfax County | Tags:  Michelle Obama, iCarly, Virginia

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Sterling’s Patton Oswalt starting to make something of himself

He’s starred in movies and TV, and now is getting award recognition. But he hasn’t forgotten Broad Run.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Sterling, Media | Tags:  Patton Oswalt, Virginia

Posted at 05:15 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Arlington gets its own glossy magazine

In an age where print publications would seem to be declining, Greg Hamilton and Steve Hull launch the bimonthly Arlington Magazine and bet that people still like to curl up with a good magazine.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:15 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County, Media | Tags:  Arlington Magazine, Virginia

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Virginia aiming to become Hollywood East

Virginia has $3 million in incentives to offer film production crews to come to the Old Dominion, and it’s working. Clint Eastwood just finished, and Steven Spielberg’s on the way.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media | Tags:  Virginia Film Office, Virginia

Posted at 04:50 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Northern Virginia and the rise of rock-and-roll

Local documentarian and cultural historian Jeff Krulik put together a look back at NoVa’s place as rock-and-roll’s greats rolled through in the early days.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:50 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, NoVa, Alexandria, Media | Tags:  Northern Virginia rock, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Ken Beatrice still behind the microphone in NoVa

The King of Sports Talk Radio in DC in the 1970s and 1980s has settled in Haymarket and reads scripture to Catholic churches throughout Northern Virginia.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, NoVa, Prince William County | Tags:  Ken Beatrice, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011

In Fairfax City, making a sci-fi film in 48 hours (UPDATE: Film wins honors for directing, editing)

The 48 Hour Film Project again challenged aspiring filmmakers to create an entire seven-minute film, from concept to finished product, in just one weekend. Here was the frenzied scene at one such project in Fairfax City.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax City, Media | Tags:  Adam Welch, 48 Hour Film Project, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Fairfax County’s Chronicle newspapers shut down

The three monthly Chronicle papers, serving communities in the Lorton, Fairfax Station, Springfield and Fairfax City areas, closed down for good on Friday due to financial problems.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:45 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, Media | Tags:  Chronicle newspapers, Virginia

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/12/2011

GMU professor helps create viral rap videos — about economics

Professor Russell Roberts wrote books, recorded podcasts, produced a blog, but had never done a video about economic theory. Here came New York producer John Papola, and a viral rap video hit was born. Now a second one has been launched.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Media | Tags:  Russell Roberts, John Papola, Keynes v Hayek video, Virginia

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Alexandria’s Casey Wilson goes from SNL to sitcom

The T.C. Williams graduate, formerly of Saturday Night Live, is now starring in a new ABC sitcom. But the funniest person from Alexandria? Not when you’re talking Ashy Larry.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:55 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Alexandria, Media | Tags:  Casey Wilson, Donnell Rawlings, Ashy Larry, Virginia