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Integrating the Web and Print Journalism for Community Education and Engagement

November 23, 2011  //  The Lyric Theater

Brian Wheeler spoke about Charlottesville Tomorrow, an example of the new journalism. He explored the pioneering partnership with the Charlottesville Daily Progress, that integrated digital web and print journalism for community education and engagement.

Read Virginia Tech News’ press release here.

BRIAN WHEELER has been engaged for the past seven years in developing Charlottesville Tomorrow. Charlottesville Tomorrow is a community news platform covering growth, development, and local politics. Charlottesville Tomorrow connects the public to vital information for making informed choices about the community’s future.  Through a partnership with The Daily Progress, the first of its kind in the nation, Charlottesville Tomorrow’s reporting is now a regular feature in the pages of the local newspaper of record.

Brian Wheeler was hired as Charlottesville Tomorrow’s first Executive Director in July 2005.  Mr. Wheeler has lived in the Charlottesville-Albemarle region since 1984.

He represented the community as an elected member of the Albemarle County School Board during 2004-2010.  During 1998-2005, Mr. Wheeler served as Chief Information Officer at SNL Financial, a leading provider of data to Wall Street.  Prior to that, Mr. Wheeler was employed at the W. Alton Jones Foundation, a private family foundation that focused on grantmaking supporting environmental and international security projects.  Mr. Wheeler received a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in May 1990.  Mr. Wheeler and his wife Jean have two children and currently live in Ivy, Virginia.