Saturday, May 23, 2009

Virginia newspapers seek crime reporters

Two daily newspapers in Virginia are each seeking a reporter to cover police and crime:
  • The Charlottesville Daily Progress, a 28,000-circulation daily newspaper located in the same town as the University of Virginia, seeks a reporter for its public safety beat. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree. "The job requires a hustling, curious reporter who thrives on chasing breaking news, sees the Web as an opportunity to scoop the competition and believes in getting real people in stories instead of relying on officials," the ad states. Send resume, cover letter and clips to Jenny Rector, City Editor, The Daily Progress, 685 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA 22901; or e-mail to
  • The Bristol Herald Courier, a 40,000-circulation daily newspaper located near the Virginia-Tennesse border, seeks a reporter to cover the police beat. "The holder of this position is the go-to reporter for breaking news and also must be able to turn features and long-form enterprise pieces off this beat," the ad states. Some experience required. Apply online.
Location: Virginia

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