VIRGINIA — You expect nuance and quantity from The Washington Post and The New York Times
when it comes to coverage of major political news, like the selection
of a vice presidential nominee. But can a local paper tell the same
story just as well when the announcement is made on its home turf?
Virginia newsrooms were confronted with that question on Saturday, as
Paul Ryan made his debut as Mitt Romney’s running mate with an event on
the Norfolk waterfront, followed by campaign stops for the duo in
Richmond and Manassas.