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About the Forum

The Virginia FORUM is a nonprofit organization of community activists with a wide range of issue areas and journalists working to communicate ideas to the public and stimulate policy debate by tapping into the power of the media.

Over the years, editors have come to recognize the Virginia FORUM for well-written, well-researched, and thought-provoking commentary on topics including education funding , domestic partnership law , ABM Treaty and nuclear deregulation , a mortatorium on the death penalty .

On average, media packets reach 600,000 households through print and 1.2 million listeners and viewers through the broadcast media. Commentary from the Virginia FORUM regularly appear in Norfolk Virginian Pilot (circ. 235,816) , Roanoke Times (circ. 113,054) , Newport News Daily Press (circ. 99,441) , Reston Times (circ. 70,000) , Charlottesville Daily Progress (circ. 31,500) , Danville Register & Bee (circ. 25,000) , Northern Virginina Daily (circ. 17,300) , South Boston News & Record (circ. 11,600) , Norton Coalfield Progress (circ. 8,818) , Nelson County Times (circ. 4,600) . Forum materials also receive significant local use/coverage by broadcast media throughout the state.