'Caring, classy and courageous:' Stanley retires from Virginia Press Association

From: Richmond Times-Dispatch
By: Carol Hazard
Photo: Shelby Lum

Ginger Stanley wore outrageous stockings to the General Assembly one year while she was lobbying, knowing they would grab the attention of every lawmaker’s secretary.

“She was terrific at networking with secretaries and legislative aides, all of whom were then quick to ‘get her an in’ with lawmakers when she needed a meeting or tip her off to sudden meeting changes,” said Anne Adams, president of the Virginia Press Association and owner of The Recorder newspaper in Monterey.

INFORMATION ISN’T FREELY FLOWING Column: Transparency isn't hallmark of McAuliffe administration

FROM: The Free Lance-Star
BY: Dick Hammerstrom


2020 VPA/Associated Press News & Advertising Conference


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2019 VPA/Associated Press News & Advertising Conference


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This Week in Richmond - features Ginger Stanley, VPA Executive Director

VPA's executive director, Ginger Stanley, was a guest on the June 17, 2016, edition of This Week in Richmond, hosted by David Bailey.


A Free Press Threatened - Statement from the Virginia Press Association

June 20, 2016

A free press has been the foundation of our democracy since the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1791. Yet, after 225 years, Americans may be taking it for granted. Donald Trump’s recent action “revoking” the Washington Post’s access to his campaign should remind us that the First Amendment is often under threat.

The founders of our nation created a democracy ruled by the people. They knew a strong democracy is an informed democracy.

News Messenger, Radford News Journal purchased by Mountain Media

From: News Messenger

Mountain Media, a Lewisburg, West Virginia-based community newspaper company, has purchased the assets of Montgomery Publishing, which includes the News Messenger, Radford News Journal and four other community newspapers in Southwest Virginia.

Tribune Publishing renames itself Tronc as its dispute with Gannett continues

From: Los Angeles Times
The owner of the Los Angeles Times has a new name and a newly elected board, but it’s still dealing with some old business: dissatisfaction from some shareholders with its decision to spurn a buyout offer from rival Gannett Co.

VPA to welcome new executive director

RICHMOND — As of 9 a.m. this morning, the Virginia Press Association Board of Directors has officially hired Betsy Edwards of Louisa, Va., as VPA’s new executive director.

Edwards was most recently Director of Communications for ChildFund International.

Previously she has served as Director of Development with Preservation Virginia and ACLU-Virginia; executive director for the Virginia Fair Trial Project; and marketing/public relations editor and writer for McGuire Woods LLP.

Tribune Publishing rejects Gannett’s takeover bid

From Poynter
By: Benjamin Mullin

Tribune Publishing on Wednesday announced its board unanimously rejected an $815 million acquisition offer from the newspaper company Gannett.

In its letter to Gannett, Tribune Publishing says the acquisition bid "understates the Company’s true value and is not in the best interests of its shareholders."