Author Archive for Jennifer Peters

Tennessee's Jackson Sun Proves the Importance of Local News on City Finances
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Tennessee’s Jackson Sun Proves the Importance of Local News on City Finances

A 2018 study found that when communities lose their local newspapers, city finances are dealt a major blow. This is why the work done by ... Read More
At The Oregonian, No One Is Too Big to Be Questioned
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At The Oregonian, No One Is Too Big to Be Questioned

Some people may think of local news as foreign or irrelevant to them if they don’t live in the publication’s main coverage area. But local ... Read More
Charlotte, North Carolina’s WFAE Connects “Angel” to Group in Need
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Charlotte, North Carolina’s WFAE Connects “Angel” to Group in Need

When we think of how news impacts our lives, we often think of information: We learn about road closures, legislation that will affect our community, ... Read More
Colorado's Canyon Courier Highlights Youngest Change-Makers in Community
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Colorado’s Canyon Courier Highlights Youngest Change-Makers in Community

News stories don’t have to be deep, investigative reports or articles that create legislative change to make an impact. It’s true that communities need watchdogs, ... Read More
Newton Kansan Demonstrates Why Representation Matters in Schools
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Newton Kansan Demonstrates Why Representation Matters in Schools

In Newton, Kansas, less than 3 percent of teachers are non-white, while the student body is 38 percent non-white. For reporters at The Newton Kansan, ... Read More
Canyon Courier Shows How Its Community Moved On After Columbine
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Canyon Courier Shows How Its Community Moved On After Columbine

On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School suffered a tragedy unlike anything most people had experienced at that time. What happened in that small Colorado ... Read More
Sidney Herald Exposes the Truth Through Open Records Requests
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Sidney Herald Exposes the Truth Through Open Records Requests

Challenging authority to ensure an informed and engaged citizenry is the bedrock of the journalistic profession. For Sidney Herald editor Amy Efta, that task came ... Read More
Support for Detroit Pitcher’s Charity Spikes After Local News Story
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Support for Detroit Pitcher’s Charity Spikes After Local News Story

When Detroit Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd and his wife Ashley started a charity, Kingdom House, to help young girls in Uganda avoid sex slavery, it ... Read More
Clear Creek Courant Preserves Community Memories of Local High School Stadium
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Clear Creek Courant Preserves Community Memories of Local High School Stadium

Golddigger stadium had been a landmark in Idaho Springs since 1958, also being recognized nationally on the high school football stage. When Michael Hicks, executive ... Read More
Detroit Free Press Coverage Helps Overturn Wrongful Rape Conviction, Frees Innocent Man from Prison
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Detroit Free Press Coverage Helps Overturn Wrongful Rape Conviction, Frees Innocent Man from Prison

In 2017, a nearly 20-year-old DNA kit was finally tested for a 1997 rape. James Clay was arrested, tried and convicted of the crime and ... Read More
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