The Valley Business Today: Mountain Courier
15 July 2020
We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom with Amy Voss-DeVito and her husband Jeff DeVito, publishers of the Mountain Courier to chat about the history of their feature newspaper, how they come up with their stories and the important role being a community newspaper plays in their business operation. The Mountain Courier provides the Shenandoah Valley with stories of its people, places, organizations, business and what’s going on locally and beyond. Columnists talk of everything from gardening to computers, photography, hiking, book reviews, cooking and the weather.
We talked about the different features offered each month in their paper in particular the “Comings & Goings” section written by Joan Anderson. Amy explained her first encounter with the publication and her journey from reader to write to publisher. We also discussed the impact COVID-19 has had on their development, printing and distribution process as well as their bottom line.
You can pick up a copy of the Mountain Courier in a variety of locations from Stephens City to New Market – even at locations in Fairfax County – or read it online each month via a link on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mountaincourier/
You can download the July issue here: Courier July 20-fb
To submit a story idea, reach out to Amy through their Facebook page or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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