Discussing MX election coverage with WPVM’s Mark Lieberman

Mark Lieberman, seated, hosts The World According to Mark on 103.7 WPVM FM in Asheville. Xpress staffers, from left, Able Allen, Virginia Daffron and David Floyd spoke with Mark on May 15 about the outcome of the May 8 primary elections and Xpress' coverage leading up to election day. Photo by Shelley Lieberman
Mark Lieberman, seated, hosts The World According to Mark on 103.7 WPVM FM in Asheville. Xpress staffers, from left, Able Allen, Virginia Daffron and David Floyd spoke with Mark on May 15 about the outcome of the May 8 primary elections and Xpress' coverage leading up to election day. Photo by Shelley Lieberman

Recent Asheville transplants Mark and Shelley Lieberman have quickly immersed themselves in their new town, with activities as varied as teaching a course at the OLLI College for Seniors at UNC Asheville, working on theater productions and hosting and producing a weekly radio show — The World According to Mark — on the community access station WPVM 103.7 FM.

Mark Lieberman asked Mountain Xpress staffers Able Allen, David Floyd and Virginia Daffron to chat with him on May 15 about Xpress’ recent primary election coverage and the outcomes of that contest. Along the way, we managed to discuss our mission, our editorial decision-making process and how the role of a community newspaper differs from other types of media.

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About Virginia Daffron
Managing editor, lover of mountains, native of WNC. Follow me @virginiadaffron

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