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Teri Saylor

Teri Saylor is a freelance writer in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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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In the heart of Alabama’s literary capital, Monroeville Journal is a family’s labor of love

Today, Bo Bolton is the owner and publisher of the storied Monroe Journal in Monroeville, Alabama, a small, rural, picturesque community in the Piney Woods region of southwestern Alabama and home ...

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Feisty Idaho Mountain Express thrives in tough environment

Newspapers are getting a bad rap these days, but in Blaine County, readers appreciate the Mountain Express, according to Morris.

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Dodge County Pionier publishes legal notice at its own expense to keep readers informed

Residents of Mayville have complained for years about the odors drifting off the Glacier Ridge Landfill located right outside town, so when the landfill proposed a vertical expansion of about 100 feet, ...

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Jennifer Rash Lane’s labor of love to make her grandfather proud

“On newspaper day, it would be my sister, Heather, my grandma and me, and we’d load up the newspapers, and we’d get in grandpa’s truck. There was no air conditioning, so we’d ...

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Jessica Westerman, a rookie publisher who is making a difference one page at a time

Westerman, who is an experienced multimedia developer, had no experience running a business or editing a newspaper when she took over the tiny weekly after its former owner decided to stop publishing it.

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In Asbury Park and beyond, The Coaster covers the nooks and crannies

From garden clubs to rock and roll, Black History Month to local government, the newspaper’s tiny staff spreads itself thin to cover Monmouth County’s two cities and eight boroughs and townships. 

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