What is The Pioneer?

Check out this video to find out.

Chances are you’ve seen a few of our videos or visited this website a couple times. Maybe you even made a submission to The Pioneer Love Map or scanned the QR code on one of our balloons. But we know you still may not be certain exactly what we do or who we cover.

Long story short, we cover artists, entrepreneurs, and student and community leaders in Charlottesville. We also release the occasional editorial on topics that hit close to home. Our small team of 20-odd videographers, writers, and photographers is always hard at work, delivering the multimedia content you won’t find anywhere else. We’ve been at it since 2014, and we’re not stopping anytime soon.

Watch this video for a sampling of our content, our style, and our passion for storytelling:

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About The Pioneer + HackCville

The Pioneer is the publication of HackCville. All of our producers are either current students or graduates of HackCville’s media education programs.

Our producers develop skills in modern media production through publishing stories about creative, civic, and entrepreneurial innovators in the University of Virginia and greater Charlottesville community. Learn more →

HackCville develops the skills, networks, and entrepreneurial ability of talented U.Va. students. We accelerate our students’ ideas, projects, and startups through our experiential programs and tight-knit community. More about us →

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