We begin by offering our thanks to speaker Erica Peterson for sharing the new media option with us, Mountain State Spotlight.
She shared the new options they provide and stressed that they are not in competition with local newspapers or other media. In fact, a number of daily and weekly newspapers in the state have used their original stories, as has West Virginia Public Broadcasting. She made a point of saying their stories are free for your use and their site even has a link to “Steal Our Stories.”
Right now, their reporting focus is on the legislative session, COVID-19, broadband, the environment, poverty and health. As a 501(c)(6), they are funded by grants and donations, which have totaled over $300,000 since last fall.
And we thank our sponsor: