The Virginia News Letter, a University of Virginia research publication devoted to statewide public policy issues, received the 2012 Award of Excellence in newsletter publications from the Association of University Business and Economic Research, a professional association of business and economic research organizations in public and private universities.
U.Va.'s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service produces the Virginia News Letter six to eight times a year, making it available online and free of charge. Authors are drawn from experts in their fields, and topics cover a variety of issues, including state and local government finance, governmental organization, public education, the state’s economy and major industries, environmental issues and state politics. Each issue contains an in-depth article aimed at a general readership as well as state policymakers.
John L. Knapp, senior economist and professor emeritus at the Cooper Center, edits the Virginia News Letter, which has been published continuously at U.Va. since 1924. The publication has been entirely electronic since 2009. Recent articles have ranged from assessments of Virginia's dental health care to the news media’s coverage of elections.
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