Two bills introduced this week at the General Assembly protect journalists working in professional and student media. Our editorial, “Bright lights in the General Assembly,” applauds the bills presented by two former journalists, Del. Danica Roem and Del. Chris Hurst.

In support of our reporters and editors, and working journalists everywhere, we were happy to hand out our Support Local Journalism mugs at the press conference announcing the two bills.

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Del. Chris Hurst and Del. Danica Roem in the House Briefing Room on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Justin Mattingly in the House Briefing Room on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.