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Jerry Ryan delivers Wednesday's edition of the Marion County Record to distribution worker Bev Baldwin. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)

Kansas newspaper raid draws plenty of attention, but journalists defy threats across U.S.

BY: - August 20, 2023

After Kansas Reflector reported on the ignominious and unconstitutional raid of the Marion County Record on Aug. 11, news outlets and commentators from across Kansas and the nation followed suit throughout the weekend. The voices of those who value a free press and free expression were overwhelming in their force and intensity. Eight days later, […]

The staff of the Arkansas Advocate, from left: senior reporter Antoinette Grajeda, editor-in-chief Sonny Albarado, deputy editor Hunter Field, and reporter Tess Vrbin.

Arkansas Advocate staff win regional journalism awards

BY: - July 3, 2023

The Arkansas Advocate’s editor-in-chief won a Diamond Journalism Award for commentary and two Advocate staffers were named finalists in the annual regional journalism contest. Sonny Albarado won the commentary award for a series of columns he wrote for the Advocate in 2022. The Advocate, an online-only news site, launched on Aug. 16, 2022. Deputy Editor […]


New Mexico reporter undaunted after being denied entry to campaign event

BY: - August 17, 2022

Source NM’s senior reporter pulled a piece of posterboard out of the trash outside a campaign event Sunday and hastily sharpied a sign that read: Hello! My name is Shaun. I AM A JOURNALIST Why are you here? What can the news do better? Shaun Griswold’s inspired outreach is exactly what I meant when I […]