Covering Paul Ryan’s Big Day In Virginia

By: Tharon Giddens | Columbia Journalism Review

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.

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