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WilmingtonFAVS is dedicated to working with other media to bring you nuanced and in-depth coverage of faith and values news. Currently we have several media partners — Religion News Service, the StarNews, WHQR and SpokaneFAVS.
Religion News Service
For nearly 78 years, Religion News Service has been an authoritative source of news about religion, spirituality and ideas. With a team of correspondents around the world, RNS provides news on religion and its intersections with political and cultural issues. RNS stories are distributed to the nation’s leading newspapers, news magazines, online media outlets, broadcasting firms and religious publications.
Our first community partner is The StarNews. Executive editor Robyn Tomlin wrote this of our developing partnership: “Amanda has a unique voice and perspective on the faith community. While we miss having her here in the office, we are so glad our readers will still enjoy the benefits of her reporting. We look forward to working with Religion News and with Amanda as we see how this partnership evolves and grows.”
Our second community partner is WHQR, 91.3 FM. WHQR is Wilmington, N.C.’s National Public Radio affiliate. WHQR was founded in 1984 by a group of displaced opera lovers, the original Friends of the Opera. Ten years later, it moved into its renovated downtown Wilmington building. WHQR is still known as the small non-profit radio station with a big reputation for unique performances, solid programming and a community spirit that covers southeastern North Carolina. In the station's efforts to offer its audiences a "three-dimensional" radio experience, WHQR co-sponsors the Cinamatique movie series, the Prologue book club and the MC Erny Gallery, along with other local music performances.
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Our third community partner is The Greater Wilmington Business Journal. The Journal is Wilmington's news source for business news in and around the Cape Fear.
The daily website and weekly publication publishes news about business in banking, film, government, hospitality, nonprofits, maritime, real estate
and restaurant industries.
SpokaneFAVS is our sister publication. It’s the first of many nonprofit community religion news sites Religion News LLC will create in the next two years. The Washington site is managed by Tracy Simmons.
ColumbiaFAVS is the third FAVS sister publication. ColumbiaFAVS has a unique partnership with the NPR-affiliate in Columbia, Missouri, KBIA FM. The Missouri site is managed
by Kellie Kotraba.
ToledoFAVS is the fourth FAVS sister publication. Led by seasoned religion reporter David Yonke, ToledoFAVS has developed partnerships is already off to a great start.
HartfordFAVS is the fifth FAVS sister publication. Longtime Connecticut journalist Ann Marie Somma is leading HartfordFAVS, merging with the popular Creedible faith site.