Southside Daily (www.southsidedaily.com) is the only daily newspaper dedicated to Virginia Beach. A lot happens here every day. We want to report that news and ask for your participation.
Our goal is to report “why” things happen rather than just what; to avoid sensational and polarizing news and opinion; and to start a community conversation on all kinds of topics important to quality folks who live, work and play here. Our mission is to restore trust to local news with our journalistic promise of providing only True News. This means no editorials. No columnists. No letters to the editor. No anonymous sources. No endorsement of political candidate. We spell peoples’ names correctly and we quote them in context. You can trust our news to give you the most accurate information, and decide for yourself how you feel about the issues.
You can hear summaries of our news of the day weekday mornings and afternoons on 102.1FM The Tide. Our goal is to be accessible and important to you. We want to do everything we can to make www.southsidedaily.com your home page, and we want to hear from you about how we can make that happen.
We enjoy sharing your community with you – and thanks for every time you drop in to read the latest.
Learn more about our team:
Derek Mason – Vice President, Market Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Derek Mason is a founding member of Local Voice Media, who joined the Company in 2005 as General Sales Manager and now serves as Vice President and Market Manager for the Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, Va Markets. Derek lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Courtenay and their two sons, Brady and Noah.
Ryan Cane – Managing Digital Editor (email@example.com)
Ryan Cane is the managing digital editor of SouthsideDaily.com. Before moving south, Ryan worked at the Hartford Courant newspaper in Hartford, Conn. focusing on breaking news, crime and the heroin epidemic.
In his free time, Ryan enjoys going to concerts, watching Premier League soccer and playing with his puppy, Gary.
Adrienne Mayfield – Assistant Digital Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013.
Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing.
Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.
Justin Belichis covers Virginia Beach city government and transportation. He is a Jacksonville Jaguars fan, a songwriter and loves Kanye West. Send news tips to Justin@southsidedaily.com.
Kristine Crane is a health reporter for Local Voice. She previously was a staff reporter and contributing writer at the health and wellness section of U.S. News & World Report. She was also a health reporter at the Gainesville Sun, and news editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. She won the Sunshine State Reporting Award for health coverage in Florida in 2014, as well as the MORE reporting award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. She was an invited media panelist at the Patient Safety Movement Summit in 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in science reporting from the Columbia University School of Journalism.
Amy Poulter has lived in more than a dozen cities but she’s a true Southside native. Before working as a multimedia journalist, she was a professional chef and musician. When she’s not writing, Amy enjoys reading, traveling and being dragged around the dog park by her two playful pups.
Local Voice Media’s travel editor Aaron Gray is an award-winning journalist and published author. He grew up in Herndon, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Specialized Media Arts & Design. He has won several Associated Press Sports Editors awards for breaking news and production design during his 13 years in the media industry. He has worked in Baltimore, Maryland; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has visited more than 20 countries around the world and hopes to use his experience as a travel junkie to inspire, educate and entertain the loyal readers of Local Voice Media.