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The Edgerton Reporter, a ‘weekly miracle’ for 150 years

Aug 1, 2023

This year, the Edgerton Reporter celebrates its 150th year of weekly miracles. It’s also a sentimental anniversary for Everson, who spent most of her adult life laboring alongside her parents, Helen ...

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PERSPECTIVE: Reclaiming religious freedom from today’s culture wars

Jan 27, 2022

While today’s culture wars have made the term “religious freedom” divisive and confusing, ensuring this First Amendment freedom for all is key to coexistence in a diverse society, says ...

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COVID-19 remains a local story

Jan 1, 2022

COVID-19 remains a local story, especially if elective surgeries are getting canceled again, especially if our hospitals are running out of beds again, especially if our beleaguered health care systems ...

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Meet Georgia, one of 42 unique professionals stepping up for their hometown

Dec 2, 2021

The Pelham Examiner is one of a dwindling number of small community newspapers, more than 2,100 of which have disappeared since 2004. But there’s another way this New York publication and its 42 ...

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Let’s steer some of that pandemic relief money into sample copying

Oct 1, 2021

Few vaccine-hesitant or -resistant people are likely to be persuaded by a news story or editorial urging vaccination, but it's important to keep delivering facts about the vaccines because social media ...

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Pandemic facts can be delivered with unusual means: social media, Extension agents, federal funding

Sep 1, 2021

With the nation desperately in need of vaccination and masking to prevent deaths and keep our hospitals from being overrun, what role should community newspapers play?

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Help communities navigate the vaccination process

Mar 1, 2021

Throughout [my mother's] scramble to find an appointment, which included being turned away at a county vaccination site after erroneously thinking she had made one, I kept wondering what role local news ...

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The pandemic has made Americans more interested in health issues

Mar 1, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic could actually make America healthier in the long run by prompting reinvestment in its eroded public-health system, Joanne Kenen, executive health-care editor of Politico, wrote ...

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2021 Resolution: Make journalism better by improving newsroom culture

Jan 28, 2021

Patty Rhule talks about the launch of the Power Shift Project’s updated Workplace Integrity Curriculum in response to the nationwide reckoning on racial injustice and the COVID-19 pandemic challenges ...

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