Diana DiGangi

Student journalist

Location icon United States of America

Graduate multimedia journalism student at VCU who has had work published to wide readership at WTVR.com via VCU's iPadJournos, livetweeted breaking news, interned under a former member of the White House press corps and served as assistant photographer to her at corporate/political events, and is currently a DJ at WVCW and a reporter for VCU's Capital News Service, which covers the VA general assembly. Soon to have a B.S. from VCU in mass communications - print/online journalism.

2 divergent views on 'Conversion Therapy'

RICHMOND, Va. - "For fifteen years of my life, I experienced unwanted same-sex attractions," Christopher Doyle said. Doyle grew up with strained relationships with his parents. He said he couldn't bond with his father, whom he characterizes as "not a bad man" but emotionally absent: "It set me up on a trajectory of not really being able to bond and connect with my peers and my male friends."

Confederate plane flies over Richmond during UCI Road World Championships

RICHMOND, Va. -- As the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality spoke out about the 2015 UCI Road World Championships race route along Monument Avenue, home to several monuments honoring Confederate figures, a plane flew overhead carrying a banner which read "Confederate heros matter" [sic]. The plane circled continually overhead with the misspelled slogan.

Trump supporters and protesters clash at Richmond rally

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - Several altercations between Donald Trump supporters and protesters broke out at Wednesday evening's rally at the main exhibition hall at Richmond International Raceway. After Trump addressed immigration issues in his speech and said "We're going to build the wall," a huge cheer went up from the crowd as well as some boos.

The Daily Progress
Analysts: GOP may regret gridlock over Scalia replacement

"President Obama has a constitutional authority to nominate replacements to the Supreme Court. Last I checked, he has a four-year term. He is the president," said Laura van Assendelft, political science professor at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton. "So for the GOP to say the president shouldn't do his job - that's very political, and that may backfire in the public opinion."

Government officials play ball for charity

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry never figured the Chicago Bulls' 72-win mark could be matched or eclipsed. Twenty years later, the reig... 40,000 Verizon employees are prepared to strike if they do not reach a new labor agreement with the telecom giant.

What foreigners think about Confederate symbols along the bike race route

RICHMOND, Va. - As international visitors are coming to Richmond for the UCI Road World Championship, concern among activists is increasing that Confederate imagery around the city will dampen its reputation. "It's going to be an international issue when people start coming in here from 62 countries and saying, 'Really?'" said Phil Wilayto, a founding member of the Richmond Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality.

Here's a bill beer drinkers might celebrate

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/CNS) - Do you have an expensive bottle of wine you've been holding onto - one that you'd love to uncork at your favorite restaurant on a special occasion? What about a special case of beer or cider?

What kind of international press is UCI Worlds bringing to Richmond?

RICHMOND, Va. - The world came to Richmond this week, but has taken little notice of the city. Race organizers had praised the benefits of the UCI Road World Championships for Richmond tourism and business, but there has been little coverage about Richmond as a city so far in the international press.

Undocumented students gain in-state tuition benefits in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. - Although he graduated high school with a 4.02 GPA and scholarship offers, his lack of a social security number meant Cristian Lemus was unable to work, get a license and pay for college. Lemus moved with his family from Guatemala City to Harrisonburg in 2006.

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