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2011-04-01 08:35:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) said today that Nicole McMullin, digital products manager for the Richmond Media Group, and Roslyn Ryan, editor of the weekly newspaper Powhatan Today, have been named to Editor & Publisher's "25 Under 35." In its April 2011 issue, Editor & Publisher said, "The awards recognize next-generation leaders, who are young, bright and capable of tackling whatever the changing climate throws at them. They are...

2011-03-20 23:53:00

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The Washington Times introduces a newly expanded edition today, March 21, 2011, that restores coverage in sports, local news and the arts, in a new design that showcases the newspaper's signature content, photography and commentary. As part of the expansion, regional home delivery has also been reinstated. "We have learned a great deal in our history of nearly 30 years as a news organization. The Washington Times will stay a reliable voice in...

2011-03-03 13:03:00

RICHMOND, Va., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) said today that its community newspaper, The (Charlottesville, Va.) Daily Progress, was named by Editor & Publisher as one of "10 That Do It Right." In its March 2011 issue, Editor & Publisher cited the Daily Progress' strength in public affairs reporting, particularly through the newspaper's innovative partnership with Charlottesville Tomorrow, a nonprofit Web-only news service. The partnership has...

2011-02-14 13:32:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Washington Times announced the appointment of Michael J. Harris as sports editor for the paper and washingtontimes.com. He will guide the development and return of The Washington Times' highly acclaimed sports section. Harris was previously sports editor at The Richmond News Leader and The Richmond Times-Dispatch. He also served as an editor at cbssports.com and AOL FanHouse. "Our goal is to make sports in The Washington Times...

2010-04-07 14:43:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) said today it will consolidate copy editing and page design for its three metro newspapers, The Tampa Tribune, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Winston-Salem Journal. The consolidated metro editing and design operation will have two groups, one in Tampa, Fla., and one in Richmond, Va. The operation will be led by a single managing editor located at the Richmond facility. Each of the two groups will have primary...

2009-04-02 17:52:52

The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch Thursday announced it is laying off 59 employees, eliminating 31 open positions and delaying pay raises for non-union workers. In a story posted on its Web site, the newspaper said the job cuts affect 11 of its departments, including editorial, news, production, circulation, marketing, business and advertising. The newspaper said the jobs cut came in response to ad revenue losses -- including a loss of classified ad revenue -- and what it called a difficult...

2008-09-25 15:00:31

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Media General today declared a quarterly dividend of 12 cents per common share, a decrease from the most recently declared dividend of 23 cents per share. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2008, to Class A and Class B shareholders of record on November 28, 2008. "Today's action by the Board is a prudent response to the continued weak economic conditions impacting our businesses and industry, and allows cash...

2008-09-25 03:00:25

The Richmond school system has a few ideas for getting more life out of its closed A.V. Norrell Elementary School Annex, but it wants the public to chime in. Beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, school officials will be at the building at 201 W. Graham Road to hear public comments. Administrators are proposing several uses for the North Side building, which closed after it was damaged by flooding early in the 2006-07 school year. The biggest impact on the neighborhood would be using the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'