Entries from June 2008

United, We Blog for a Better West Virginia

Date Written by Jason Keeling on June 20, 2008

Today is important for several reasons. First off, it’s West Virginia Day. But even more important is the movement of state bloggers that have contributed in an effort to reflect a more accurate view of our beloved state. To celebrate our successes, people, places, and culture.
Residents, expatriates, and general observers should enjoy the below collection. [...]

Using the Web to Promote More Accurate W.Va. Image

Date Written by Jason Keeling on June 19, 2008

In the days before the Internet, news traveled slowly, and people were geographically disconnected. They obtained their information exclusively from privately-owned and corporate media, which provided the only publishing outlets for the reporting of news and the airing of opinions. Awareness and discussion of public issues was heavily controlled. At times, media biases resulted in [...]

Group Working to Inventory West Virginia’s Assets

Date Written by Jason Keeling on June 12, 2008

Like many predominantly rural states, West Virginia must overcome a few stereotypical, inaccurate perceptions. This was demonstrated most recently as residents were generalized as racists during the national Democratic primary and when Vice President Dick Cheney uttered a tactless comment to the National Press Club heralding the state as inbreds.
West Virginia’s people, places and culture [...]

Highlight Posts 1 | Blogging for a Better West Virginia

Date Written by Jason Keeling on June 3, 2008

Development of the aBetterWestVirginia blog began in April 2007, and the site was officially launched June 20 (West Virginia Day). Since that time, four authors have contributed 44 blog posts, and 164 readers (thank you) have commented. The overall readership continues to grow steadily.
If the responsible company can maintain this blog project’s momentum, we hope [...]