Since 2012, The DTM has been providing curated local news, independent reporting, and commentary from Charlottesville, Virginia. I named it after a local short hand for Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, a 9-block stretch of Main Street that was converted into a pedestrian mall in the 1970s [and one of the few still around], which always seems to be at the center of the cultural, social, and political life of the community.
Who is The DTM?
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David McNair, editor
“Good stuff from what seems to be the best news source in Charlottesville.” — Rick Tetzeli, executive editor, Fast Company Magazine, talking about The DTM.
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Wanna know what 9 years writing for an alt weekly looks like? Be my guest. No, that is not a real hat.
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Also, as a long-time journalists and communications specialist, I accept occasional freelance projects. Need help with communicating more effectively in print and online, media outreach, or social media and website management? Contact me here.
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