Richmond is becoming a news desert, one of a growing number of mid-sized American cities without a daily newspaper. That leaves Richmond residents to get their news from a patchwork of sources with major challenges or weaknesses. The truth is, we’re all to blame. We all need to look around in our community and start talking about the things that aren’t right.
That’s where Radio Free Richmond comes in. We’re people who live and work in Richmond who want to tell the stories about the city — both good and bad — that aren’t getting out.
We’re inviting other Richmond citizen journalists to join us and to submit story ideas, finished articles, photos and videos about Richmond. We plan to feature local stories and — with your help — expose problems in our community. We’ll never be able to compete with professional journalists and news organizations, nor is it our intention to. Instead, we want to draw attention to the stories that aren’t being covered in our community with the hope that they’ll be picked up by the pros.
Sign up now to get our regular email news updates and to participate in the site with comments or story ideas. We want to help tell Richmond’s story without fear or favor. With your help, we can do it.