Geoff Pursinger is digital editor for the Pamplin Media Group and currator of our weekly members-only email newsletters.
"I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but while novelists spend their time dreaming up scenarios and dialogue, I've always found the stories of real people to be just as interesting and inspiring as any work of fiction. Community journalism is a distillation of everything I love about reporting; it's about telling stories about our friends, our neighbors, our brothers and sisters. It's about holding a mirror up to ourselves, celebrating our beauties and exposing our faults. It's an honor to get to tell those stories."