WESTVIRGINIAVILLE.com is an independent, opinionated multimedia magazine on life, culture & news related to West Virginia, launched in May 2020. We both create and commission our own stories, essays, photo-essays, multimedia features, short videos and short documentaries. We also curate worthy work from other creative individuals, news and feature sources, and take suggestions, too. As the news business contracts and changes, feature and news-feature stories and original storytelling are often the first to go. This site is an attempt to fill that gap. Our focus includes stories, issues, images, videos and other engaging work with some connection to West Virginia. (You don’t have to live here for such work qualify, it just must meet our terribly high standards.)
WE ALSO OFFER MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION through our branded ‘AMP’ service. Check it out here.
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WHO’S BEHIND IT? ARE YOU THE ‘DEEP STATE’?
WE DO INTEND TO GO DEEP ON SOME SUBJECTS. And there’s a serious lack of deep-dish pizza in the Mountain State. But WestVirginiaVille is a project of:
EDITOR: Douglas John Imbrogno is a former feature editor, writer and multimedia producer with the Charleston Gazette and Gazette-Mail
MINISTER OF VIDEO: Our chief videographer is Bobby Lee Messer of Messer Media in Huntington WV, a seasoned videographer and documentarian.
MINISTER OF PARAGRAPHS: West Virginia-based writer Connie Kinsey serves as our Minister of Paragraphs.
MINISTER OF COPY: Seasoned editor and bon vivant Jeff Seager is our Minister of Copy, making sure we write better and don’t split infinitives.
Other collaborators and fellow travelers will be joining us along the way.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
ONE WORD: Free. We hope later on to be rolling out paid subscription content and sponsors beyond what we offer for free. We also offer boutique, affordable multimedia production, of the same quality you’ll find in this digital magazine.
CAN I CONTRIBUTE?
YES, BUT IT HAS TO BE GOOD.Got exceptional stories, images, video or work somehow connected with West Virginia that deserves a wider audience? E-mail us at heythereATwestvirginiaville.com and we’ll consider it. You can also write via the ‘Contact’ page. Be well, stay safe. Wear a mask in public like a superheroine/superhero. | Douglas John Imbrogno