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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Speaking of internet coverage: from HokiesSports.com - Media organizations battle tough economy to cover Hokies
So how do media organizations balance increased Hokie fan interest with declining budgets?

For the newspapers in Norfolk, Richmond and Newport News, writer relocation has been a first step.

“Five years ago, we were renting a car, driving to Blacksburg and staying in a hotel a couple nights a week,” said Virginian-Pilot [Norfolk] writer Kyle Tucker. “But for the last couple of years, I’ve lived in Blacksburg during football season, which has been a big cost saver. And amazingly, I shared a house with Daily Press writer Norm Wood. It’s unusual that writers from competing papers, on the same beat, would share a house, but it worked for us, and it worked for both of our papers.”