Community Newspaper News

‘Journalism practices the discipline of verification’

October 31, 2018

For decades, Al Cross was perhaps the preeminent political journalist in the state of Kentucky. He still writes a column every other week or so for his former employer, the Louisville Courier-Journal, but most of his time these days is spent teaching students as head of the University of Kentucky’s Rural Journalism and Community Issues. Cross oversees the Midway Messenger blog his students write (with a bit of help from him), is at most Midway City Council meetings, and is considered a national expert on community newspapers like The Woodford Sun.

Checking the pulse of journalism

October 31, 2018

Over the past two weeks, I’ve traveled from coast to coast speaking at newspaper conferences and meeting with Canadian and American journalists about what is happening at their newspapers and, hopefully, offering a little good advice.

Slimp: Independent newspaper ownership showing a resurgence

October 22, 2018

I’ve been noticing a couple of patterns lately, and I wonder if you have been, too.

‘I fell in love with community newspaper publishing right away’

October 22, 2018

It’s mid-morning on Thursday, Sept. 20. The sun is burning off the gray clouds over Stonington, ME, and through a window that looks out onto the Stonington Harbor, one can see the rays gleaming off the chrome on a variety of cars and trucks as they pull up to put their boats in the water for a day of sightseeing or fishing.

Florence does not stop community paper

October 5, 2018

The historic hurricane that battered North Carolina in September showed what community newspapers could do in the face of adversity.

Three generations of publishers have built a newspaper institution in Moab

August 30, 2018

The work is not easy, and it seems to get harder every day, yet the owners and employees of the Moab (UT) Times-Independent continue to excel in its mission to deliver news and information to its readers.

NC News Lab Fund provides 10 journalism grants

August 30, 2018

In 2011, Asheville journalist Angie Newsome took a leap of faith and started Carolina Public Press, an online investigative reporting outlet, as a fiscally sponsored project of the Institute for Southern Studies.

Media of Nebraska unveils ‘THINK F1RST’ initiative

August 14, 2018

At a news conference in the Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda, members of Media of Nebraska unveiled a public awareness campaign about the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The core message: “Think F1rst.”

Common traits of successful newspapers

August 14, 2018

I really didn’t expect to do much traveling this summer, but plans don’t always work out as expected, and that certainly has been the case for me. The truth is I really love working with newspapers, and when I get a call from a paper within a few hours asking for help, it’s hard for me to say “no.”

The joys of working for a community newspaper

August 14, 2018

Many things have changed since the day I started working at The Oberlin (KS) Herald in June 1951. I had just graduated from Decatur Community High School, then after Billie McClure and I attended Kansas Lions Band Camp in Hutchinson, I began a job that I never imagined would become so important in my life.

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