Enterprise Stories

Recent enterprise stories selected by Carole Tarrant, editor.

  1. Under21
    A series that chronicles the drinking culture on college campuses in Virginia and takes an in-depth look at the Amethyst Initiative, a national movement encouraging discussion about lowering the drinking age.
    The Under21 series won 1st place 2010 AASFE Multimedia Storytelling

    By Roanoke Times News Team; Fall 2009

  2. Crooked Road
    A series about Southwest Virginia’s bluegrass traditions. First place for online Journalism award from Scripps Howard National Journalism Foundation

    By Seth Gitner and Multi-media Team;

  3. I-81: Fear, Facts and the Future:
    A print and online series exploring safety along Southwest Virginia’s main corridor.

    By Jeff Sturgeon, Kyle Green,Chris Zaluski ; 5/30/10 to 7/11/10

  4. 25th Anniversary of 1985 Flood

    By Roanoke Times News Team; 11/5/2010

  5. Bill White: An interactive guide to the trial of Neo-Nazi Roanoker Bill White.

    By Laurence Hammack; 12/9/10 to 12/18/10

  6. Taubman Museum of Art
    An online guide to Roanoke’s new Art Museum, with video storytelling of the construction and opening of the venue, interactive tour and more.
    Won 2nd place 2009 AASFE Multimedia Storytelling

    By Roanoke Times Graphics Team;


Enterprise reporting describes published news reports that are not based on press releases or news conferences. Enterprise reporting is all about stories a reporter or an editor dig up on his or her own, often what some people might call "scoops." Enterprise reporting may also focus on events, but it usually goes beyond merely covering these events when reporters explore the forces shaping the events.

Through enterprise reporting a news organization demonstrates its understanding of the key issues and interests of its community and it demonstrates the extent of the skill of its staff to report on these matters.