Charlottesville Tomorrow is a community news platform covering growth, development, public education, and local politics. We connect you to vital information for making informed choices about our community’s future.
Charlottesville Tomorrow is the trusted source of in-depth information on growth and development issues before local government in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Charlottesville Tomorrow’s news and podcasts are widely distributed to the public through a partnership with the daily newspaper (print & online editions), on this website, in email alerts, in printed local election voter guides, and on weekly radio programs.
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A timeline of Charlottesville Tomorrow's work since 2005
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1591, Charlottesville, VA 22902
In 2012, Charlottesville Tomorrow became the first 'online only' member of the Virginia Press Association and an inaugural member of the Local Independent Online News (LION) publishers association.
Charlottesville Tomorrow formed in July 2005 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Staff: Four full-time employees + interns
Budget: $296,775 (2013)
IN PRINT — A groundbreaking civic media initiative
Through a partnership with The Daily Progress, the first of its kind in the nation, Charlottesville Tomorrow’s reporting is a regular feature in the pages of the local newspaper of record. Since 2009 over 1,000 news stories have been published in the newspaper and today Charlottesville Tomorrow produces almost 60% of the newspaper's content related to growth, development, and local politics.
"The partnership is clearly benefiting our readers, who are getting more public affairs reporting at a time when most news organizations are pulling back. The Daily Progress is a better, more consistent newspaper because of this partnership."
McGregor McCance, Daily Progress Managing Editor (2005-2012)
ON THE AIR — Soundboard: Charlottesville's news straight from the source
Each Friday from 9-10AM, tune in to hear area journalists and guests discuss local news, culture, and community issues in the Charlottesville area. Whether we're talking about city politics, scientific innovations, or the local music scene, you'll get to hear in-depth discussion about stories that matter.
Soundboard is co-hosted by WTJU's Lewis Reining and Charlottesville Tomorrow's Jennifer Marley.
Community Voices, November 29, 2011
Charlottesville Tomorrow briefs Blacksburg on civic media for the Virginia Tech, Institute for Policy and Governance
- 37 area nonprofits awarded total of $277,000 in grants, Daily Progress, December 10, 2013
- What's Next for Nonprofit Journalism, October 3, 2013
- Google May Drill Down to Neighborhood News, TechNewsWorld, August 2, 2013
- ‘Indie’ Hyperlocals Share Their Secrets to Sustainability, Street Fight May 30, 2013
- Charlottesville Tomorrow to partner with two alt-weekly newspapers to cover local education
- Virginia Press Association awards, Charlottesville Tomorrow wins five first place awards, April 20, 2013
- Charlottesville Tomorrow: How nonprofit news can make money, Knight Digital Media Center, November 20, 2012
- Va. Site Proves There's Money in Nonprofits, NetNewsCheck, November 19, 2012
- Small site, big tools: Local nonprofit news site switches to Armstrong content management system, Knight Digital Media Center, October 22, 2012
- Crowdfunding attracts the hyperlocal news crowd, Block by Block, August 20, 2012
- How a local news site does community engagement, Knight Blog, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, June 6, 2012
- How Hyperlocals Can Burn In Their Brand, Street Fight, May 17, 2012
- The News Frontier database, Columbia Journalism Review, February 23, 2012
- As Media General posts losses, Daily Progress gets creative, C-VILLE Weekly, February 14, 2012 (partnership coverage)
- The intersection of journalism and placemaking, February 2, 2012 (w/ audio)
- Update on civic media and community engagement, January 26, 2012 (w/ video above)
- Social Media for Hyperlocals: How to Turbo-Charge Engagement, Street Fight, December 8, 2011
- In Jefferson’s Hometown, a Hyperlocal Focuses on Digital Democracy, Street Fight, October 13, 2011
- Charlottesville Tomorrow gets $100k grant to expand, The Daily Progress, September 8, 2011 [media release]
- Virginia is for (news) lovers: How a Charlottesville newspaper and non-profit make their relationship work, Nieman Journalism Lab, March 14, 2011
- The Daily Progress & Charlottesville Tomorrow recognized for partnership, March 3, 2011
- Miller Center report on the media and democratic governance; Update on Daily Progress partnership, April 26, 2010
- Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University assesses the Charlottesville Tomorrow-Daily Progress partnership, October 8, 2009
- Daily Progress & Charlottesville Tomorrow form partnership, August 23, 2009