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The DTM is Charlottesville's only independent news source.

The DTM takes its name from a local short-hand used for Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, a 9-block stretch of Main Street that was converted into a pedestrian mall in the 1970s. As a local reporter for many years, I noticed that much of what happens of cultural, political and social importance in the community often involves this urban experiment, what the late Bill Lucy, a UVA architecture professor of urban and environmental planning, referred to as a “sacred” place in our community where people “commune, share ideas, and eat together.” Indeed, in addition to some of our best restaurants, music venues, cafes and a such, the DTM is also home to our local government, our court systems, our cultural centers, our major festivals; and perhaps more significantly, to both the wonderful and troubling aspects of our shared history and the promises for the future.

When time and resources allow for it, you’ll find original news, analysis, and commentary from seasoned journalists. To participate in creating more independent local news coverage please consider becoming a DTM Patreon.

David McNair
Editor
Contact: [email protected]
The DTM website
The DTM on Facebook
The DTM on Twitter
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Reader
$2 or more per month
Contributor
$5 or more per month
Editor
$10 or more per month
Publisher
$20 or more per month
Goals
6 of 250 patrons
When we reach 250 patrons by June 15, 2019 we will be able to hire experienced local journalists for in-depth and investigative reporting on local issues.
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The DTM is Charlottesville's only independent news source.

The DTM takes its name from a local short-hand used for Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, a 9-block stretch of Main Street that was converted into a pedestrian mall in the 1970s. As a local reporter for many years, I noticed that much of what happens of cultural, political and social importance in the community often involves this urban experiment, what the late Bill Lucy, a UVA architecture professor of urban and environmental planning, referred to as a “sacred” place in our community where people “commune, share ideas, and eat together.” Indeed, in addition to some of our best restaurants, music venues, cafes and a such, the DTM is also home to our local government, our court systems, our cultural centers, our major festivals; and perhaps more significantly, to both the wonderful and troubling aspects of our shared history and the promises for the future.

When time and resources allow for it, you’ll find original news, analysis, and commentary from seasoned journalists. To participate in creating more independent local news coverage please consider becoming a DTM Patreon.

David McNair
Editor
Contact: [email protected]
The DTM website
The DTM on Facebook
The DTM on Twitter

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Editor
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Publisher
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