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Cowardin and William H. Davis to revive it several years before. In , Cowardin and Davis established a rival newspaper called the Richmond Dispatch, and by the Dispatch bragged of having circulation three times as large as any other daily paper in the city, and advertising dominated even its front page.

Lewellen before his dangerous departure presumably through Wilmington, North Carolina , the last Southern port open to Confederate vessels in The Richmond Daily Dispatch published its last wartime issue on April 1, ; and its office was destroyed the next night during the fire set by Confederate soldiers as they left the city. However, it resumed publication on December 9, , establishing a new office at 12th and Main Streets and accepting Henry K.

Ellyson as part-owner as well as editor. Although the newspaper initially opposed the Ku Klux Klan , the Richmond Dispatch accepted Klan advertising in , as it fought Congressional Reconstruction and the Virginia Constitutional Convention of However, it later accepted the resulting state constitution after anti-Confederate provisions were stripped as well as allowing Negroes on juries and in the legislature.

After what some called the "Municipal War" because the prior appointed mayor George Chahoon refused to relinquish his office and mob violence and blockades, the Virginia Supreme Court declared Ellyson the mayor but awaited elections. After skullduggery concerning stolen ballots in the pro-Chahoon Jackson Ward and the election commission declared Ellyson the winner, he refused to serve under the resulting cloud, leading to yet another problematic election won by the Conservative Party candidate.

John Mercer Langston with racial stereotypes. In , the Daily Times changed its name to the Richmond Times. In , the evening Richmond News was founded. Williams, owner of the Dispatch, bought the News in By , it was obvious Richmond was not big enough to support four papers. Bryan bought the News Leader in , but died later that year. His son John Stewart Bryan had given up his own legal career in to become a reporter working for the Dispatch and helped found the Associated Press and then became vice-president of the publishing company.

He hired Douglas Southall Freeman as editor of the News Leader in , and remained in control until becoming President of the College of William and Mary in and publishing a biography of his father the following year. That conglomeration is now known as Media General. Other publishers in the Bryan family include D. On June 1, , four days after its sponsored contestant Amanda Goad won the Scripps National Spelling Bee , the News Leader, which had been losing circulation for many years, ceased publication and was folded into the Times-Dispatch.

Stories and photographs about the attack by a Times-Dispatch reporter embedded with the th were read, heard and seen across the nation. Every week, the RTD lists the addresses of houses where the most tacky Christmas lights can be found. Her association with the paper was noted at the end of Times-Dispatch stories about Rep.

Content[ edit ] Commentary, opinion, and editorials[ edit ] A prominent newspaper in the state, the Times-Dispatch frequently features commentary from important figures from around Virginia, such as officials and presidents from Virginia Commonwealth University , the College of William and Mary , and the University of Virginia.

Former Richmond Mayor Douglas Wilder , who had articles published in the paper before he held that position, often outlined policies his administration was implementing. During the U. Editorially, the Times-Dispatch has historically leaned conservative , leading the paper to frequently endorse candidates of the Republican Party. It supported many of former President George W.

However, the paper is not unilaterally conservative; for example, a editorial called for the then House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to relinquish his leadership position on ethical grounds. There are also some liberal syndicated columnists who appear frequently, especially Leonard Pitts. During the Civil Rights Movement , the Times-Dispatch, like nearly every major newspaper in Virginia, was an ardent supporter of segregation. From at least until its Johnson endorsement in , the Times-Dispatch had only endorsed Republican presidential candidates.

The Times-Dispatch sports pages naturally focus on Richmond and Virginia professional and college teams. In addition to Richmond Flying Squirrels and Richmond Kickers coverage, readers can see in-depth coverage of the Washington Redskins in the fall and the Washington Nationals in the summer. Large automobile racing events like the Sprint Cup at the Richmond International Raceway are often given a separate preview guide.

Catering to the vast array of Virginia hunters , fishers , hikers , and outdoorsmen, somewhere between half a page to a whole page most days is dedicated to outdoors articles, written by Lee Graves, who succeeded Garvey Winegar in November The "Scoreboard," which features minor-league standings, Vegas betting, and other sports scores, also gives tide measurements, river levels, and skiing conditions, depending on the season. Virginians have traditionally been highly supportive of high school athletics, and its flagship paper is a testament to that.

Particular emphasis is given to American football and basketball ; The Times-Dispatch ranks area teams in these sports, in the style of the NCAA polls, and generally updates them weekly. In the fall, Sunday editions have the scores of all high school football games played that weekend from across the state. Prep games are also receive above-average coverage in baseball , cross country , golf , lacrosse , soccer , softball , swimming , tennis , track and field , and volleyball. Stories are frequently done on notable prep athletes, such as those from foreign countries, those with disabilities, those who play a multitude of sports, or those who had little or no prior experience in a sport which they now excel in.

Business[ edit ] The business desk consists of six reporters; they cover technology, retail, energy, insurance, banking, economics, real estate, manufacturing, transportation and consumer issues. Unlike many newspapers, the Times-Dispatch produces a widely read Monday business section, Metro Business. It contains a center cover story on a regional business-related issue and is filled with events for the coming week, advice columnists and gadget reviews.

In June , the decision was made to remove the stock tables from the daily sections beginning July 15 and replace the numerous pages with a "Markets Review" section for subscribers who request it. The stock section was eliminated in , as was the Sunday Real Estate section both were cost-cutting moves. The Sunday Business section, which had been a showcase of general business-interest stories and features, has been rechristened Moneywise and now features primarily consumer-related coverage.

Moneywise is also among select Sunday business sections nationwide that print Wall Street Journal Sunday pages. The report described new editor Glenn Proctor, who took over Nov. On April 2, , the Times-Dispatch cut 90 jobs, laying off 59 workers, including 28 newsroom jobs. Proctor left the paper in


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