The Virginian-Pilot removes comments from website 8/20/19

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) has shut down its comments section.

The Pilot has been undergoing several changes after its sale to Tribune Publishing last year. One of the changes is an overhaul of, which will debut later this month. As part of that overhaul, which will change the look and feel of the website, the comments section is being removed.


New top editor for Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press named 7/23/19

By Briana Adhikusuma, staff writer, Daily Press

The executive editor of a New Jersey newspaper was named on Monday as the top editor of the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) and The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk).


Editor of The Virginian-Pilot, Daily Press leaves amid restructuring 3/26/19

By Kimberly Pierceall, staff writer, The Virginian-Pilot

Tribune Publishing, the owner of The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press newspapers, has announced the departure of the publications' top editor.

Marisa Porto had been both editor and publisher of the Daily Press since 2016 and editor of The Virginian-Pilot since shortly after Tribune bought The Pilot in May 2018 for $34 million from the Batten family.


Tribune Publishing offers buyouts to newsrooms 11/13/18

Tribune Publishing has offered buyouts to full-time non-unionized workers who have been with the company for at least 10 years.


The Virginian-Pilot is testing a new way to add context to a story, and asking readers to help 8/31/18

Smart Tagging reads through an article and identifies key terms, which it highlights in gray. Click on a highlighted word or phrase to learn more about it without leaving the story, or opening a new application or browser window.


Virginian-Pilot advertising vice president to add Daily Press to role 7/2/18

tronc, parent company of the Daily Press Media Group, has announced changes to its advertising division.

Kelly Till, vice president of advertising for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, also will take on those responsibilities at the Daily Press in Newport News.


New Pilot owner taps Marisa Porto as new executive editor 6/19/18

By Elisha Sauers, The Virginian-Pilot

Less than three weeks after buying The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.), media giant Tronc replaced the newspaper's top editor with Marisa Porto, who also leads the Daily Press in Newport News.

Tronc executives made the announcement during a meeting in The Pilot's newsroom. Porto takes over for Steve Gunn, who held the position for three years.


Virginian-Pilot sold to tronc for $34 million 5/29/18

By Robyn Sidersky, The Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) has been sold to tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing. It also owns the Daily Press of Newport News.

The cash purchase price was $34 million.


Virginian-Pilot publisher is leaving for Connecticut 4/10/18

The first woman to become publisher of The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) is leaving it to lead a media company in Connecticut.

Pat Richardson will also be the first woman to lead the Day Publishing Co. as publisher, president and CEO. The company's profits fund the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, which supports charities in the surrounding community.


Innovation in perspective 3/20/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

In Erica Smith's three years as online editor and director of digital strategy for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, change has been intended to make things easier in the newsroom and on the website, From creating a single app to keep track of a story to cutting the number of steps a reader must take to get a digital subscription, Smith wants the digital product to be accessible to readers and comfortable for the newsroom staff.

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