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TULSA, Okla., May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Educational Development Corporation (“EDC”, or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EDUC) (http://www.edcpub.com) today reports record net revenues and earnings per share results for the fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 28, 2021. Fiscal Year End Highlights Compared to the Prior Year Net revenues of $204.6 million, an increase of 81.1%, compared to $113.0 million.Net earnings of $12.6 million, an increase of 125.0% compared to $5.6 million.Earnings per share was $1.50, compared to $0.68, an increase of 120.6%. Fourth Quarter Highlights Compared to the Year Ago Quarter Net revenues of $40.3 million, an increase of $20.2 million, or 100.1%, compared to $20.1 million.Earnings before income taxes were $3.0 million, an increase of $2.3 million, or 328.6%, compared to $703,000. Net earnings totaled $2.2 million, compared to $538,100, an increase of $1.6 million, or 303.0%. Earnings per share totaled $0.25, compared to $0.06, up 316.7% on a fully diluted basis. “I am delighted to report our record breaking year that resulted from an increased demand for our quality educational products. Our sales growth during fiscal 2021 translated into significant earnings growth and significant positive cashflows from operations,” said Randall White, President and CEO. “We have used the majority of the cashflows generated to strategically invest in additional capacity to support future growth. Additionally, we retired two term loans early which frees up future cashflows, and returned excess cash to our shareholders in the form of increased quarterly dividends. In combination with our existing Usborne Books & More (“UBAM”) consultants and leaders, the addition of almost 30,000 new sales consultants was a key factor of the accelerated growth we experienced in the second half of the year; and that continues into fiscal 2022. As evidenced by our sales growth, increased profitability and operating cashflows, along with the continued success of our consultants, Educational Development Corporation is not only a great company to work for, but is also well positioned to continue to generate long-term shareholder return,” continued Mr. White. Net revenues for the direct sales division, UBAM, totaled $38.0 million for the fiscal fourth quarter ended February 28, 2021, an increase of 108.5% from $18.2 million for the fiscal fourth quarter ended February 29, 2020. While initially this division received a boost in sales last spring and summer from parents at home with children needing educational materials, the division’s sales growth since, has been driven by the increased number of active sales consultants. UBAM ended the fiscal year with 57,600 active consultants, which is an increase of 95% over the 29,600 active consultants from a year ago. The growth in the Company’s sales force has been driven by several factors, including: an increase in families looking for non-traditional income streams to supplement, or replace, income lost from the COVID-19 pandemic, a change in new consultant kits that offered lower introductory prices, a restructuring of the UBAM consultant success program that was introduced during the first quarter of fiscal 2021 and technology improvements that have enhanced the customer experience and streamlined the proprietary systems that consultants use to run their business. Net revenues in the Publishing division increased 21.0%, to $2.3 million for the fiscal fourth quarter ended February 28, 2021, from $1.9 million for the same quarter a year ago. Mr. White concluded, “We are encouraged to see rebounding sales from our Publishing division, as retail stores are re-opening across the United States. We are also optimistic about the returning sales from UBAM sales channels that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; including sales to schools and libraries along with sales at booths and fair events. Returning sales from these channels are expected to have a positive impact on our next fiscal year.” The board approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share, which will be paid on, or around, June 17, 2021 to shareholders of record on June 2, 2021. EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONCONDENSED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (UNAUDITED) Three Months EndedFebruary 28 (29), Twelve Months EndedFebruary 28 (29), 2021 2020 2021 2020 NET REVENUES $ 40,343,000 $20,161,900 $204,635,100 $113,011,900 EARNINGS BEFORE INCOME TAXES 3,013,100 703,000 17,230,800 7,751,900 INCOME TAXES 844,800 164,900 4,606,800 2,106,800 NET EARNINGS $ 2,168,300 $538,100 $12,624,000 $5,645,100 BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE: Basic $ 0.26 $0.06 $1.51 $0.68 Diluted $ 0.25 $0.06 $1.50 $0.68 DIVIDENDS PER SHARE $ 0.10 $0.05 $0.32 $0.20 WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON AND EQUIVALENT SHARES OUTSTANDING: Basic 8,347,427 8,370,021 8,352,474 8,318,412 Diluted 8,644,427 8,370,021 8,426,724 8,323,128 EDC will host its Fiscal 2021 Annual Earnings Call, including a live Q&A webcast, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). Randall White, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Craig White, Chief Operating Officer, Heather Cobb, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Dan O’Keefe, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, will present the annual results and be available for questions following the presentation. Phone lines for participants will be available at (855) 639-3876. The conference ID is 8469478. Audio replays will be available following the event at www.edcpub.com/investors.aspx. About Educational Development Corporation (EDC) EDC is a publishing company specializing in books for children. EDC is the exclusive United States trade co-publisher of the line of educational children’s books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited (“Usborne”) and we also exclusively publish books through our ownership of Kane Miller Book Publisher (“Kane Miller”); both international award-winning publishers of children’s books. EDC’s current catalog contains over 2,000 titles, with new additions semi-annually. Both Usborne and Kane Miller products are sold via 4,000 retail outlets and by independent consultants, who hold book showings in individual homes, through social media, book fairs with school and public libraries, direct and internet sales. Contact:Educational Development CorporationRandall White, (918) 622-4522 Investor Relations:Three Part Advisors, LLCSteven Hooser, (214) 872-2710Cautionary Statement for the Purpose of the “Safe Harbor” Provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The information discussed in this Press Release includes “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “may,” “expect,” “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “believe,” “intend,” “achievable,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “potential,” “should,” “could,” and similar terms and phrases. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties and we can give no assurance that such expectations or assumptions will be achieved. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, our success in recruiting and retaining new consultants, our ability to locate and procure desired books, our ability to ship the volume of orders that are received without creating backlogs, our ability to obtain adequate financing for working capital and capital expenditures, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory changes and other uncertainties, the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 29, 2020, all of which are difficult to predict. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed may not occur. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements in this paragraph and elsewhere in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 29, 2020 and speak only as of the date of this Press Release. Other than as required under the securities laws, we do not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or circumstances, changes in expectations or otherwise.
NEW YORK, May 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Root, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROOT) who: (1) purchased or otherwise acquired publicly traded Root securities between October 28, 2020 and March 8, 2021, inclusive (the “Class Period”); and/or (2) purchased or otherwise acquired Root Class A common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the Offering documents issued in connection with the Company’s initial public offering conducted on or about October 28, 2020 (the “IPO” or “Offering”), of the important May 18, 2021 lead plaintiff deadline. SO WHAT: If you purchased Root securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Root class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2061.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the class action. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than May 18, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience or resources. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020 founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers. DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, the Offering documents and defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Root would foreseeably fail to generate positive cash flow for at least several years following the IPO; (2) accordingly, Root would foreseeably require significant cash infusions to meet its cash flow needs; (3) notwithstanding the defendants’ touting of Root’s purportedly unique, data-driven advantages, several of the Company’s established industry peers in fact possessed significant competitive advantages over Root with respect to, inter alia, telematics data and data engagement; and (4) as a result, the Offering documents and defendants’ public statements throughout the Class Period were materially false and/or misleading and failed to state information required to be stated therein. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages. To join the Root class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-2061.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the class action. No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff. Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. ------------------------------- Contact Information: Laurence Rosen, Esq. Phillip Kim, Esq. The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. 275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212) 686-1060 Toll Free: (866) 767-3653 Fax: (212) 202-3827 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.rosenlegal.com
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A once-ambitious Facebook-backed digital currency project — formerly known as Libra, now called Diem — is shifting operations from Switzerland to the U.S. and said it plans to launch a cryptocurrency tied to the U.S. dollar later this year. As part of the move, Diem said it is also withdrawing its application for a payment system license from the Swiss Financial Markets Authority, which it has not been able to secure thus far. The Diem Association, which includes Facebook and 25 other companies, said Wednesday has it entered a partnership with Silvergate Capital Corp. to issue a “stablecoin” backed by the U.S. dollar. A stablecoin is a digital currency backed by real-world assets such as national currencies or other commodities. As the name implies, stablecoins are designed to not fluctuate wildly in value. That's in sharp contrast to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, whose value is not tied to a real-world currency and whose price has ranged between roughly $9,000 and $63,000 over the past year. Facebook announced the Libra project in 2019, at the time envisioning it as a stablecoin based on a basket of national currencies. Since then, the effort has been scaled back considerably amid regulatory and commercial backlash. It underwent a name change in December 2020. Wednesday's announcement represents a further scaling back as Diem shifts focus to the U.S. from its original ambitions to become a global currency for the unbanked around the world. Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press
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BOSTON (AP) — An outside audit three years ago of the major East Coast pipeline company hit by a cyberattack found “atrocious” information management practices and “a patchwork of poorly connected and secured systems,” its author told The Associated Press. “We found glaring deficiencies and big problems,” said Robert F. Smallwood, whose consulting firm delivered an 89-page report in January 2018 after a six-month audit. “I mean an eighth-grader could have hacked into that system.” How far the company, Colonial Pipeline, went to address the vulnerabilities isn't clear. Colonial said Wednesday that since 2017, it has hired four independent firms for cybersecurity risk assessments and increased its overall IT spending by more than 50%. While it did not specify an amount, it said it has spent tens of millions of dollars. "We are constantly assessing and improving our security practices — both physical and digital,” the privately held Georgia company said in response to questions from the AP about the audit's findings. It did not name the firms who did cybersecurity work but one firm, Rausch Advisory Services, located in Atlanta near Colonial's headquarters, acknowledged being among them. Colonial's chief information officer sits on Rausch's advisory board. Colonial has not said how the hackers penetrated its network. How vulnerable it was to compromise is sure to be intensely scrutinized by federal authorities and cybersecurity experts as they consider how the most damaging cyberattack on U.S. critical infrastructure might have been prevented. Friday's pipeline shutdown has led to distribution problems and panic-buying, draining supplies at thousands of gas stations in the Southeast. Colonial said it initiated the restart of pipeline operations on Wednesday afternoon and that it would take several days for supply delivery to return to normal. Ransomware attacks have reached epidemic levels as foreign criminal gangs paralyze computer networks at state and local governments, police departments, hospitals and universities — demanding large sums to decrypt the data. Many organizations have failed to invest in the safeguards needed to fend off such attacks, though U.S. officials worry even more about state-backed foreign hackers doing more serious damage. Any shortcomings by Colonial would be especially egregious given its critical role in the U.S. energy system, providing the East Coast with 45% of its gasoline, jet fuel and other petroleum products. Smallwood, a partner at iMERGE and managing director of the Institute for Information Governance, said he prepared a 24-month, $1.3 million plan for Colonial. While iMERGE’s audit was not directly focused on cybersecurity “we found many security issues, and that was put in the report.” Colonial’s statements Wednesday suggest it may have heeded a number of Smallwood’s recommendations. In addition, it says it has active monitoring and overlapping threat-detection systems on its network and identified the ransomware attack “as soon as we learned of it.” Colonial said its IT network is strictly segregated from pipeline control systems, which were not affected by the ransomware. Unlike electrical utilities, the pipeline industry is not subject to mandatory cybersecurity standards, which the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chair, Richard Glick, called for in a statement Tuesday. Smallwood’s study was not a cybersecurity audit. It focused on ensuring smooth operations and preventing data theft, which is exactly what Colonial suffered last week. Colonial is not saying what the cybercriminals took before activating the ransomware. The hackers, from a Russian-speaking syndicate called DarkSide, steal data before locking up networks to doubly extort victims. If a victim refuses to pay, they not only refuse to unscramble the data, they threaten to release sensitive material online. Colonial has not said whether it paid DarkSide. Smallwood read portions of his report to the AP but would not share it because he said some of the content is confidential. He said he was paid about $50,000 for it. He cited, for example, Colonial's inability to locate a particular maintenance document. "You’re supposed to be able to find it within 15 minutes. It took them three weeks.” Locating such a document could be crucial in responding to an accident or keeping up-to-date pipeline inspection records to prevent leaks, Smallwood said. Colonial experienced one of the worst gasoline spills in U.S. history last August, contaminating a nature preserve north of Charlotte . After it was discovered by two teenagers, the spill's severity was not immediately clear as Colonial's initial reports indicated a far lower volume. North Carolina environmental regulators angrily called the company's failure to promptly provide reliable data unacceptable. Colonial says it released the best available data on spill volume as the discovery progressed. Separately, shippers have complained to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that Colonial inflated what it spends on pipeline integrity to deflect accusations it overcharges them. Colonial rejects this, citing the rising costs of safely maintaining its system. Bill Caram, executive director of the nonprofit watchdog Pipeline Safety Trust, called worrisome the allegations of deficient IT management, piecemeal spill reporting and pipeline integrity issues. “I think all these things just could paint a picture of the culture at Colonial maybe not taking risks seriously enough,” he said. Smallwood said he was reluctant to go public about the Colonial audit for fear of alienating future clients “but the gravity of the situation demands that the public know just how fragile some of these systems within our infrastructure are.” One of his main recommendations was that Colonial hire a chief information security officer, a position that cybersecurity experts consider essential in any company with infrastructure vital to national security. Colonial said it instead assigned those responsibilities to a subordinate of chief information officer Marie Mouchet. Mouchet was on the advisory board of Rausch when it did a cybersecurity study for Colonial concurrent to Smallwood’s audit. Asked if that might present a conflict of interest, Rausch CEO Michael Lisenby said Mochet's advisory board seat is an unpaid, voluntary position. Smallwood’s recommendations included a data loss prevention program to ensure highly confidential, marketable data — such as details on how the pipeline is used — could not be easily removed. Colonial says it has strengthened data-loss-prevention defenses with three different software tools that provide alerts when data leaves the network. Smallwood said he found no security-awareness training, which mostly teaches employees not to fall victim to phishing, the cause of more than 90% of cyber-intrusions. But Colonial said its expanded cybersecurity regime includes regular simulated phishing campaigns for employees. The audit “covered environmental procurement, legal risk, business development, asset integrity, accounting and tax safety operations, information technology, (Microsoft) SharePoint and human resources. And so it was a very comprehensive assessment,” said Smallwood. Originally founded by nine oil companies in 1962, Colonial is privately held. It's owners include a pair of private equity firms, a Canadian fund manager, a Koch Industries subsidiary and a subsidiary of Shell Midstream Partners. The company does not release earnings or revenue figures. ___ This story has been updated to correct reference to one of the owners of Colonial. It is a Koch Industries subsidiary, not a Koch Brothers subsidiary. Frank Bajak, The Associated Press
The Biden administration swung aggressively into action after a primary gasoline pipeline fell prey to a cyberattack — understanding that the situation posed a possible series of political and economic risks. The pipeline shutdown was an all-hands-on-deck situation for a young presidency that has also had to deal with a pandemic, a recession, an influx of unaccompanied children at the southern border, a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and high-stakes showdowns globally that carry the specter of war. The administration devoted the first half of the week to showcasing all the steps it was taking to get gas back to service stations in affected areas. It scrambled into action after ransom-seeking hackers on Friday shut down the pipeline, which delivers about 45% of the East Coast’s gas. The shutdown caused a supply crunch and spiking prices — all of which the administration was preparing to address. Then, hours before the Colonial Pipeline was restarted, President Joe Biden signaled Wednesday that there were reasons for optimism. “We have been in very, very close contact with Colonial Pipeline,” Biden said. “I think you’re going to hear some good news in the next 24 hours and I think we’ll be getting that under control.” The president followed up later Wednesday with an executive order to improve cybersecurity. Biden's team also seized on the shutdown as an argument for approving the president's $2.3 trillion infrastructure package. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the cyberattack was a reminder that infrastructure is a national security issue and investments for greater resilience are needed. “This is not an extra, this is not a luxury, this is not an option,” he told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. “This has to be core to how we secure critical infrastructure.” The administration took a variety of steps to address the gasoline situation. The Transportation Department was surveying how many vessels could carry fossil fuels to the Gulf of Mexico and Eastern Seaboard to provide gasoline. Waivers were issued to expand the hours that fuel can be transported by roadways. The Environmental Protection Agency issued waivers on gas blends and other regulations to ease any supply challenges. The technology firm Gasbuddy.com found that 28% of stations were out of fuel in North Carolina. In Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia, more than 16% of stations were without gas. The sudden supply crunch after Friday's hack showed the challenges that can pop up for a White House that must constantly respond to world events. Republican lawmakers were quick to criticize the administration for previously canceling plans to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada. Biden had canceled its permit over risks of spills and worries that climate change would worsen by burning the oil sands crude that would have flowed through the pipeline. “The Colonial Pipeline crisis shows that we need more American energy to fuel our economy, not less,” House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday on Twitter, adding that Biden had "left our energy supply more vulnerable to attacks” by blocking the Keystone XL pipeline. The cyberattack was but one of many challenges confronting the president. Within just a few days, the Biden administration has also been dealt a disappointing monthly jobs report, a potentially worrisome increase in inflation and lethal violence in Israel. It is still trying to vaccinate the country against the coronavirus, send out hundreds of billions of dollars in economic aid and pass its own sweeping jobs and education agenda. “You have to be prepared to juggle multiple challenges, multiple crises at one time, and that’s exactly what we’re doing at this moment,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday. Higher energy prices often have political fallout, complicating reelection campaigns for incumbents outside oil-producing regions. The 1979 fuel shortage famously crushed Jimmy Carter's presidential reelection efforts and helped usher in the Reagan era. Research published last year by the World Bank looked at 207 elections across 50 democracies and found an oil price spike a year before the election “systematically lower the odds of incumbents being reelected.” The findings applied to both conservatives and liberals, showing a degree of pragmatism by voters. The best way for Biden to respond was probably to show that he understands how rising gas prices can hurt family budgets and to move quickly to help fix the pipeline problem. “It’s important for the president to show empathy and recognize the position that the average American is in vis-à-vis gas prices," said Mark Jones, a political science professor at Rice University in Houston. "Gas prices are something that don’t affect the elite — and our politicians are all among the elite.” Josh Boak, The Associated Press
In the new Richmond Art Gallery exhibition UNION, viewers are immersed in a futuristic world where all documented human history has been erased. That backdrop allows artists Nancy Lee and Kiran Bhumber to look at the ideas of connection, culture, and ritual ceremonies. The exhibition, which opened last month, is on through June 5. “It’s a speculative science fiction exhibition,” explains Lee. “You’ll see a film with a sculpture of Kiran and I, our characters embracing. The film is meant to show a dialogue that our two narratives and characters have, symbolizing the relationship that we currently have today (with) technology—how intimacy and connection is conveyed with two flat screens across from each other.” The two futuristic wedding dresses are inspired by both the imagined world and traditional aspects of Chinese and Punjabi wedding garb, says Bhumber. “You’ll also be immersed in a surround sound speaker installation with a floor projection. The idea of this space is to have a space of collective witnessing, much like you would have one in a wedding. We want audiences to be immersed in the world of union,” she adds. Bhumber and Lee first conceived of the project in 2018, and were approached by Richmond-based media arts organization Cinevolution to collaborate on bringing it to life. Lee says it also took a couple of years to raise funds for the project, as well as finding collaborators and an appropriate space. “The project evolved organically as time passed and we approached different aspects,” says Lee. “It’s not like we had seen this exact vision of the project in 2018 when we first thought about it—it evolved as collaborators contributed, (which) helped us materialize and realize what we see today in the gallery.” The two artists met in 2014 at one of Lee’s shows, and first collaborated the following year. UNION is their first gallery exhibition, and Bhumber says she and Lee focus more on working with new technologies and skills than on the end result. “Working in a field of sculpture, for instance, is something completely new—3D scanning and the whole process of printing, sanding and using materials,” says Bhumber. Both artists say the project has been a benefit during the COVID-19 pandemic, giving them a reason to continue relationships and collaboration as well as providing a livelihood for the artists who are collaborating with them. And the pandemic has also underscored “the scarcity of presence and touch,” says Lee—a key element of the exhibition. “We would like people to question our current relationship with technology and invite a little bit more awareness between our uses of social media and how it impacts our lives, or how we connect with each other,” they say. The artistic form can help artists work through their own cultural or ancestral connections, forming a better understanding of questions that may come up. And Lee wants their exhibition to serve as inspiration. “There aren’t that many contemporary Asian artists exhibiting here in Vancouver, so for us to take up space in these kinds of gallery spaces and to show other folks who are emerging artists and queer folks that you can do this, it is possible cause we’ve done it, that is one of the main messages of our collaboration over the years—to show that if we can do it, you can do it too,” they say. Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Richmond Sentinel