MEDIA

Mercury reporter Mechelle Hankerson won a first place award from the Virginia Coalition for Open Government this week for her coverage of the Library of Virginia's struggles to catalog and make public records of former governors.The library is still in the process of archiving the records of Gov. Tim...
Two former staffers at The Virginian-Pilot have teamed up to launch a nonprofit investigative newsroom that plans to partner with media outlets and universities around the state to produce in-depth local reporting.The Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism aims to post its first story within the next month and hopes...
A year ago today, stressed, sleep-deprived, picking over the wording of my introductory column and anxious about our roster of stories, I waited for the Mercury's website go live.I had left a 13-year career in newspapers for the new world of online-only, nonprofit news, and, as I contemplated the...
The Association of Health Care Journalists, a leading professional organization dedicated to better reporting on health and health care, awarded our Katie O'Connor second place in its 2018 Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.O'Connor was recognized in the organization's investigative, small publication category for her series of articles...
Two former journalists want to give reporters in Virginia protections if they refuse to reveal confidential sources.Del. Danica Roem, D-Manassas, was the lead reporter of the Gainesville Times and Prince William Times in Northern Virginia from 2006-2015. Roem introduced the same proposal — called a shield law — last year,...