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Sarah Vogelsong

Richmond, Virginia
Freelance Multimedia Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  environment, agriculture, rural issues
Doesn't Cover: crime

Freelance reporter in RVA, covering all things agricultural and environmental. Tell me your story. //

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I'm Sarah Vogelsong, a multimedia journalist based in Richmond, Va. I've worked as a general assignment reporter for both daily and weekly markets in the state, with a special focus on the environment, agriculture and rural issues. For me, the best stories span the gap between personal experience...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I reviewed books at a small online publication in New York called the New World Review.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I have! An IBM Selectric Model 71, which was so loud that I eventually resold it.

How is social media changing news?

News now has a higher bar for grabbing attention and must walk a finer line between attracting readership and conveying accurate information.

Virginia Press Association, 1st place, "Resurrecting Hopewell"

2016 - Feature Series
Best entry that is a series or group of stories on the same subject, utilizing the elements of feature writing, that span no more than 13 months. Judge's comments read: "This in-depth analysis regarding what has prevented Hopewell from reaching its full economic potential is riveting, even for readers who live outside the city. Sarah provided a beautifully-written history book that residents and lawmakers should read and re-read."

Virginia Press Association, 2nd place, "County considers sand & gravel mine proposal"

2014 - General news writing
Best coverage of a single news event spanning no more than 13 months. Quality of writing and thoroughness of fact will be considered. Judge's comments: "There were a lot of 'big' stories in smaller Virginia papers in 2014. This mine proposal story was one of the best because the series of articles told the story from beginning to end and gave readers the information they needed to decide if they were for or against the proposal. The good (jobs [?]), the bad (traffic) and the ugly (impact on the land) was all covered well and illustrated well with quotes from those who were pro and those who were con. I live 3,000 miles away and I was interested in these stories. Keep up the good work on stories such as these that really do affect the people who live in the area."