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Teri Saylor

Teri Saylor is a writer in Raleigh, N.C. Find her at terisaylor@hotmail.com

Owned by a journalism professor, Marion County Record adheres to traditional publishing

Meyer, 67, who splits his time teaching journalism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with his duties as publisher of the Marion (Kansas) County Record, moved his classes online and returned ...

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After 70 years (and counting) Larry Hiatt is not ready to give up on newspapers

Hiatt is also not adept at slowing down. His latest venture was purchasing the Cherokee County News-Advocate in Baxter Springs, Kansas, a newspaper he and his wife, Sharon, started in 1998 under the banner ...

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Les High, legacy publisher in North Carolina, establishes center for local investigative journalism

Using a $495,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust over the next three years, Publisher Les High will build a team of journalists who will publish in-depth stories about issues facing Bladen, ...

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Bill Blauvelt is nostalgic for the glory days and hopeful for the future

Bill Blauvelt is both melancholy for newspapers’ glory days of the past and hopeful for a new golden era in journalism as he churns out his three newspapers week after week on his 60-year-old Goss ...

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Running on faith and passion, Deone McWilliams finds her way

Northside Vibes, a “good news” newspaper, is now entering its 7th year in business, Deone McWilliams says, and she credits her grandson NyRiian Jiggetts with giving her the idea that would ...

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Archbold Buckeye: A lifelong calling for employees

Huber, a former math teacher, joined the newspaper in 1987 as ad director, the first ever at the Buckeye. Pugh was already on board, working as a reporter. The two bought the multi-generational, family ...

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Alamance News battles for access to protest events and court hearings

Reporter arrested and publisher placed in handcuffs

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Covering your community during crisis

At the NNA Annual Convention, a roundtable discussion titled “Covering Your Community During Crisis,” might as well have been called “Loving Your Community During Crisis,” because ...

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‘It was the best time to start a newspaper’

Cathie Shaffer launches Greenup Gazette in northeast Kentucky

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In wake of newspaper shutdowns, start-up aims to fill gaps in community coverage

As of July 24, with 14 days to go before the campaign ends, 237 funders have pledged $28,376. The team still needs to raise more than $21,000 or the Kickstarter will fail. It is an all or nothing proposition. 

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Rising star Lloyd Mullen reflects on newspaper ownership

For Lloyd Mullen, ink runs in his veins. He has newspapers in his DNA. As part of the Mullen family, which has been publishing newspapers for 35 years, he has devoted his life to the industry. Last spring, ...

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Courier-Journal editor draws inspiration from 2020 Pulitzer Prize win

Green recalls Dec. 2, 2019, as the day his newsroom got a tip that then-Governor of Kentucky Matt Bevins was slated to pardon and commute the sentences of more than 600 people who had been convicted of ...

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The little things in life sustain the West Essex (NJ) Tribune

Publisher Jenny Cone Chciuk rescued Georgie from an animal shelter last spring, and she says during these challenging times, the puppy is uniquely qualified for her job description, which mainly focuses ...

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Missouri newspapers flaunt bipartisan banners and showcase colorful histories

On a late-April day, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dennis Warden was holding down the fort at the Gasconade County Republican of Owensville, Missouri. His skeleton crew was out doing their jobs, and ...

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Despite hardship, small town newspapers across the country keep the news flowing

No business cares about its community more than a local newspaper. From coast to coast, border to border, across the entire USA, newspapers are doing their damnedest to hold tight to their franchise and ...

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UK students have the assignment of a lifetime covering governor’s race for The State Journal

When the University of Kentucky embarked on a partnership with The State Journal of Frankfort to cover the 2019 gubernatorial election, Vandiver, a senior, jumped at the chance and joined a team of three ...

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Retiring for the second time, Donna Hunt seeks her third act chronicling hometown history

At 84, Donna Hunt has wrapped up the first two acts of an amazing career. Yet, she believes she still has more to give to Denison, Texas, her hometown, where she was born, raised and carved out her niche ...

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Small but mighty, this Eagle soars

You might say The (Chadron State College) Eagle is a journeyman’s newspaper, where students build solid skills and graduate ready for work. Eagle adviser Michael Kennedy, who also teaches journalism ...

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Les Zaitz rescues a struggling weekly and elevates local news to award-winning journalism

On a chilly day a week before Thanksgiving, Les Zaitz couldn’t stay on the phone long. He was preparing to welcome a pair of donkeys to his ranch and had work to do. He is most happy when he’s ...

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As newspapers consolidate operations, weeklies work together to stay in print

Despite having to find a new printer for his newspapers on short notice, Kirk Kern considers himself lucky. Last July, Kern, the chief operating officer of Battle Born Media in Boulder City, Nevada, received ...

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