Madison County Record receives award for “courage, integrity and tenacity” for Huntsville coverage

BY: - August 24, 2022

An Arkansas weekly newspaper, its publisher and staff are winners of the 2022 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism from the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. The Madison County Record, publisher Ellen Kreth, general manager Shannon Hahn and Celia Kreth, the […]


The dwindling local news environment makes us all less informed

BY: - August 23, 2022

(This commentary has been updated to reflect new information. See editor’s note at end.) People have a right to know what their government is doing in their name. As the editor of a small weekly newspaper in Louisiana in the late 1970s, I helped uncover insider dealing by a city commissioner and regularly covered a […]