RTD hires James Bacon as editorial writer; promotes Beres and Paris 11/27/18

The editorial pages of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch have hired a new writer and promoted two editors.


RTD Public Square 75: Readers' Hopes for Greater Richmond 10/23/18

Over the summer, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch asked readers to share their hopes for the local community – and readers responded with aspirational and thoughtful ideas for Richmond's future.

At the paper's 75th RTD Public Square, the staff will share readers' collected hopes along with survey results from research they conducted on the same topic. "We're excited about the results, and we think that some of the ideas might surprise you," the paper notes in its promotion of this special event.

This will be the Richmond Times-Dispatch's 75th installment of RTD Public Square.


BH Media names Thornton as vice president of news 9/24/18

Rick Thornton, who had been an editor and a vice president at the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, was named vice president of news for BH Media Group.


Richmond Startup Spotlight e-newsletter launching to focus on the growing entrepreneurial community 9/10/18

The Times-Dispatch is expanding coverage with the Richmond Startup Spotlight e-newsletter every Sunday morning.


Richmond Times-Dispatch launches Richmond Dines email newsletter 5/29/18

Richmond's growing reputation as a prime "foodie town" now has a new newsletter to keep score on what's new, interesting and delicious.

Subscribers to Richmond Dines, the Richmond Times-Dispatch's latest email newsletter, will be treated to restaurant reviews, dining news and updates on beer, wine and more in the Richmond area.


Richmond Times-Dispatch announces panelists for the upcoming Metro Business Live 5/15/18

The second installment of Metro Business Live will take place on Tuesday, June 19, with a conversation about the future of Richmond's entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Publishers: Don't let your brand be shaped by competitors and critics 9/19/17

By Cindy Durham, Assistant Executive Director, SNPA

The newspaper industry has been phenomenally successful in adopting and adapting and embracing new technologies and becoming multi-media organizations, Bob Provost executive-in-residence/consultant with The Marketing Provost, told attendees at the SNPA-Inland Annual Meeting.

But, he says the industry hasn't created the perception of success. Instead, he said our public image "has been shaped by default – not by design. And, that's criminal. Negative news such as circulation declines, layoffs or buyouts, will reach the public eye and awareness without any effort on your part. However, no one else is going to get out in the market and promote your award-winning news coverage, our success as a public watchdog, our efficacy for local advertisers, and our relevance to younger adults."

He emphasized: "Please do not let your image be shaped by your competitors and your critics."


Nine executives selected for 2017-18 mentor program 8/8/17

The SNPA Foundation has selected nine newspaper executives to participate in the 2017-2018 NEX GEN program. Each of the nine participants will be paired with one of the brightest talents in the newspaper industry.

The year-long NEX GEN program offers newspaper professionals with executive potential the opportunity to develop their industry knowledge, analytical skills and aptitude for innovation.

Meet the Class of 2017-18!


Meet the NEX GEN class of 2017-18 8/8/17

Read bios of 2017-18 NEX GEN participants.


Nicole McMullin selected for new position of online brand director 5/9/17

Publisher Tom Silvestri has named Nicole McMullin the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch's online brand director. She will be tasked as the master collaborator in executing company-endorsed priorities that advance the paper's online business and improve the digital customer experience.