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The DTM [] has has been providing independent news coverage and commentary from Charlottesville, Virginia since 2012.

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 the troubling aspects of our shared history and the promises for the future.

Please help keep independent local news alive and well in Charlottesville. Join us!
David McNair
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When I reach 250 patrons, I'll be able to devote more time to coverage and hire additional journalists to write articles. Ultimately, I would like to get enough support to establish a media organization devoted to independent local news coverage for years to come.   
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