This Rural News Startup Has Two Reporters and an Editor With No Broadband. It’s Made an Impact.

From a Washington Post story by Margaret Sullivan headlined “This rural news startup has two reporters and an editor with no broadband. Already, it’s made an impact.”:

Two photographs tell the story of Cardinal News, a start-up news site in a mostly rural section of Virginia.

One shows a lawn chair and small table set up just outside the Fincastle branch of the Botetourt County public library. It’s where editor Dwayne Yancey sometimes goes to use the broadband Internet access that he lacks at his nearby home. When he needs to upload big digital files — particularly photographs he wants to publish on the news site — his mobile hotspot can’t get the job done.