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Journalism Gets Digital

Carole Tarrant, editor of the Roanoke times, was recently brought to Radford University by The School of Communication to speak at the third annual Communications Week. A room of almost 100 chattering students’ faces illuminated by their cell phones filled the room Monday evening to hear about, “Journalism in the Digital Age.” With technology advancing … Continue reading

Writing for a lifetime

From writing stories about deadly car crashes to a woman named Elvis Presley, reporter Bryan McKenzie has experienced quite his share of stories in his 33 years of writing. Once a full-time columnist, McKenzie now writes two articles a week for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., covering just about anything. Originally from Lansing, Mich., … Continue reading

Crime shares a story: Jorge Valencia

From the 4-foot cubical to a crime scene, it’s not a typical 9-to-5 career. For Jorge Valencia, 27, it’s another day of exciting reporting. As The Roanoke Times’ primary dayside police reporter, he has covered many crimes that occur in or around Roanoke, including stories that range from the murder of a former Roanoke police … Continue reading