A large flashpoint recently has been the debate over monuments to the Confederacy in public spaces. One of the most flamboyant voices in this debate was Corey Stewart before he came in second place in the Republican primary. Now he has been replaced by Ed Gillespie, a more establishment candidate. Still, the ever-present debate over… Continue reading What do the candidates for governor think of the Confederate monuments?
As I noted in the previous blog post, this past gubernatorial election was a victory for the establishment wings of the Democratic and Republican parties. Democrat nominee Ralph Northam and his GOP counterpart Ed Gillespie are both closer to the ideological center than the more populist wings of their parties would like. However, there is… Continue reading What ideologies do the gubernatorial candidates have?
Since my internship started, I have learned a great deal. I have also learned more about my own strengths and weaknesses, and these have given me greater perspective on my own future career prospects. One of the lessons that I have learned so far through this internship is how to set deadlines for myself. Often,… Continue reading COMM 492 Journal #2
With the latest primary election in the country come and gone, it is a good time to look back and reflect on who voted in this election for governor. How many from each political party voted? What percentage of the electorate voted? These questions and more can give us important answers about the political participation… Continue reading Who voted in the Virginia primary election?
Note: This is a repost of a Medium post for my COMM 410 class at Longwood University. I’m posting it here for convenience. The other three posts for the class will be here, as well, under the COMM 410 tag. I have used higher resolution pictures of the candidates. Archives of the original are here, here,… Continue reading Meet the candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race!
Recently, I started my new internship at RVA Magazine, and it is going pretty well so far. On paper, it is referred to as an “editorial internship.” However, several of my articles that I’ve written so far have basically been news stories, without much of any editorial input. So I will have to see if… Continue reading COMM 492 Internship Journal Entry #1