WCVE, Richmond’s PBS Station is raising money on Tuesday for aspiring journalists

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Posted by Brandon Jarvis

In the memory of Sarah Portlock Fellman, a journalist from the region, WCVE is holding a fundraiser tomorrow to help aspiring journalists enter the field.

“We are raising funds all that day for WCVE FM internships in her memory.  Sarah’s Family is making a generous gift of $10,000 in her honor to kick off this day-long effort. We hope their gift in memory of this remarkable young journalist will inspire you to join them in Raising the Next Generation of Journalists” today.”

How Will Your Gift Help WCVE And An Aspiring Young Journalist?

  • Our recent radio station acquisitions have doubled our news/talk and music programming for our community, creating opportunities – and a need – for new talent
  • The challenge gift of $10,000 from Sarah’s parents, Nancy Raybin and Bill Portlock, along with listener gifts, would secure many internships at WCVE FM
  • These resources will allow us to engage more students from local colleges in our work this fall–a Sarah Portlock Fellman Internship will be a great opportunity for a student to develop hands-on experience in news and broadcast journalism
  • The presence of student interns supporting our radio news team will help us better understand how to serve younger listeners who value our programming.

Learn about Sarah:

Sarah was born in Richmond, Virginia, grew up in Richmond and Bowling Green, Virginia, and attended Collegiate School in Richmond, where she was co-editor in chief of Collegiate’s newspaper, The Match. At New York University, she served as editor-in-chief of Washington Square News. Sarah was a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism in 2010. Sarah reported for the Associated Press, Newsday, The Star-Ledger, and the Brooklyn Paper. After joining The Wall Street Journal, she scaled its ranks to become the publication’s day editor, responsible for the daily editorial plan. There she became a beloved colleague and digital media innovator who wrote guides for co-workers, mentored younger reporters and organized networking events for digital journalists.


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