Newton Now on the radio!

Newton Now on the radio!

I was interviewed along with our Marketing Dude, Bruce Behymer, by the local NPR station. They talked to us about launching our Newton Now newspaper.  http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-newspapers-are-going-weekly-and-it-s-helping-them-survive Join the newspaper disruption:

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Conference brings excitement

Conference brings excitement

Oh, the things you will learn. Sometimes, with all the hustle and bustle of life and work, I get stuck in a rut of the same ol’ thing over and over again. This week was anything but that for Lindsey and I, though. We got out of our routine and drove to Columbia, Mo., for the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors Conference, where we heard from world-renowned journalists on a variety of subjects that ranged from investigative journalism to…

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Being interviewed… strange

Being interviewed… strange

There is nothing quite as odd than being interviewed when you are used to being the one asking the questions. I just got off a Skype call with John Hatcher, Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Minnesota Duluth, for a class he is teaching on community journalism. It was very humbling for me, as someone who worked his way up through the newspaper-ing world and not a college graduate, to be asked to speak to college students about…

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The Newton Now Mission

The Newton Now Mission

Nohing can change without a movement, whether it be small or large. For years, Harvey County’s favorite Marketing Dude, Bruce Beyhmer, former Kansas Publishing Ventures (KPV) Owner Joel Klaassen, and myself (Joey Young, current KPV Owner) have been asked about Newton and why we weren’t opening a paper there. A wonderful community without a wonderful newspaper to serve it, Newton has been underserved for years, ever since its daily paper was sold to Gatehouse, a company that owns hundreds of…

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A letter to our Marion County readers

A letter to our Marion County readers

Wal-Mart isn’t our friend. They aren’t our buddies. They don’t care about Marion County. They see us as a way to suck up more market share and that is all. I wrote an editorial about this a few weeks ago. I have been more than vocal about it when people ask my opinion. Joel Klaassen, former owner of the Hillsboro Free Press, has too. We aren’t fans to put it lightly. Yesterday we posted the story announcing the big box…

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