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Teri Saylor

Teri Saylor is a writer in Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact her at terisaylor@hotmail.com

Sioux City (Iowa) Journal editor has been keeping a fresh perspective on news for 43 years

After interviewing the dozens of U.S. presidential candidates that have paraded through the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal over the last 43 years, one thing stands out in Bruce Miller’s memory — ...

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Cheryl Vespoint: Work hard and never give up

Cheryl Vespoint has published The Barberton (Ohio) Herald since 2004, after purchasing it from her mother and stepfather, David Allen Richardson and Catherine Ann Robertson.

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Get to know your First Amendment freedoms

First Amendment Day is coming up on Sept. 25! It’s a great day to reflect on the five freedoms the First Amendment protects.

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Nonprofit Highlands Current still going strong after 10 years in circulation

Before Stewart died in 2014, he converted his enterprise into a reader-funded, nonprofit news organization to keep it going with community support, Rowe said. In 2016, the newspaper’s board changed ...

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At Wyoming Newspapers, Mark DeLap does it all

“I know you don’t become rich and famous as a small-town editor, but this is a job I enjoy,” Mark DeLap, editor, Platte County Record-Times and the Guernsey Gazette, said. “I’m ...

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Through thick and thin, Cecile Wehrman remains the steward of Journal Publishing

As the owner of Journal Publishing in Crosby, North Dakota, Cecile Wehrman keeps busy churning out the weekly Crosby Journal and Tioga Tribune, where she has worked for the past 23 years. As long as she ...

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Janis Ware continues her father’s legacy at The Atlanta Voice

For 57 years, The Atlanta Voice has been informing, educating and engaging one of America's most dynamic and influential African American communities. Born out of the Civil Rights Movement, the paper has ...

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Jana Stoner leads women-owned publishing company

“I’ve had so much fun and one-of-a-kind experiences being in this industry,” Jana Stoner said. “Entering into my 45th year on the payroll with our publishing corporation, I still ...

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Bob Bonnar pours all his talents and enthusiasm into community journalism

Bob Bonnar later sold the newspaper and returned to Newcastle as editor of the News Letter Journal. He is now a co-owner with his business partner, Robb Hicks, and serves as publisher. 

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Cindy Fisher holds tight to her dream of owning newspapers

As the owner of Kingfisher Media in Selma, Alabama, Cindy Fisher is living her lifelong dream of becoming a newspaper editor. She is a single mom of two teenagers without the safety net of a second income ...

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Sandy Hurley steers the Mount Airy (North Carolina) News to be a mirror that reflects the community

Growing up in a family of newspaper readers, Sandy Hurley was in college studying to become a kindergarten teacher until the day she walked into the West Jefferson (North Carolina) Times, her local newspaper, ...

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Celebrating women at the helm of community newspapers

At publishers’ conferences in recent years, a glance around meeting rooms shows more women than ever own and publish newspapers, large and small. In 2022, NNA is celebrating women in community newspapers. 

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Clara Garcia is living her lifelong dream of being a journalist

As far back as Clara Garcia can remember, she has aspired to be a writer and a journalist. She started working for the Valencia County News-Bulletin in Belen, New Mexico, more than 23 years ago as a crime ...

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With faith and hard work, Deone McWilliams fosters good news

The March 2022 issue of the Northside Vibes marks the newspaper’s 90th issue. Deone McWilliams’ grandson, now 18, is a sailor in the U.S. Navy, and McWilliams has expanded her business ...

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Despite pandemic and economy woes, Sanpete Messenger prospers

From journalism to teaching to public relations, marketing and politics, Dean, 72, has enjoyed a storied career. She has owned the Sanpete Messenger for nearly 22 years, and over time, with expansion ...

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Novice publisher finds her way in preserving Nebraska legacy newspaper

Johnson is a hometown girl, born and raised in the tiny north central Nebraska town with 236 residents, nestled up against the South Dakota state line. Learning the newspaper business has been a labor ...

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Upholding a legacy: Wisconsin publishers prepare for their seventh generation to take over

A printer by trade, Evans and his wife, Sue, joined the ranks of newspaper ownership six years ago when they bought The Sparta Herald and the Monroe County Democrat, located in nearby Tomah. In 2018, he ...

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Keepers of the Light — West Marin publishers shepherd the Point Reyes Light and assume their place in its storied history

As traditional newspaper publishing becomes more challenging, the current owners, Tess Elliott and David Briggs, are building upon the newspaper’s colorful legacy as they continuously seek better ...

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Reeder Media turns to digital marketing to serve advertisers

Over time, Reeder has added in a variety of digital services for clients, including search engine optimization (SEO), lead generation, reputation management, branding and others.

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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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