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Memo from Chris

By R. Neal
March 27, 2006 - Chris wanted me to let everyone know that he is taking the week off for some well deserved R&R. Blogging will be lighter than usual, although he may pop up from time to time. I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about in his absence, so keep checking back.

Virginia Quarterly Review makes a splash

March 20, 2006 - The finalists for the 2006 National Magazine Awards have been announced, and the big surprise publication (at least to those who don't read it) is the Virginia Quarterly Review, which has received an impressive six nominations.

Media consolidation...

By R. Neal
March 14, 2006 - It's not just for broadcast media any more. With their acquisition of Knight Ridder, McClatchy will control most of North and South Carolina's major daily newspapers:

Sunshine Day

March 14, 2006 - Here's a great idea from Florida. Having wrestled with dozens of public agencies over getting access to "public" information, it would be great to see this take hold across the country:

Koufax craziness

March 13, 2006 - The clock is ticking, we're all on the edge of our seats. Yep, it's Koufax Awards time, when progressive blog-watchers get to choose their favorite reads of the year. You have until MIDNIGHT tonight to cast your vote in the following categories: Best Blog (non-professional)

What to do about Halliburton? Rumsfeld knows

March 4, 2006 - The scandals of Halliburton and other companies profiteering at taxpayer expense -- whether in Iraq or the Gulf Coast -- has always been a top issue for us at Facing South, since many of the biggest contractors are based in the region.

Thanks, you did it!

January 6, 2006 - It's official: you did it! Thanks to the generous contributions of readers like you, we met our $20,000 goal for the Institute's end-of-year fundraiser. Your support makes possible the Institute's one-of-a-kind programs, delivering hard-hitting investigative reports and a vital progressive voice in the South.