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Into the Issues

By Al Cross A new maxim – or is it a mandate? – of the newspaper business is […]

Amid bad news, a permanent solution to a temporary problem, but here’s an idea

Since fall 2018, 300 more U.S. newspapers have disappeared, bringing the number over the last 15 years to 2,100. […]

Into the Issues

By Al Cross Our country may not be in a depression, but the newspaper business is, and its […]

Great Newspaper Ideas

By Al Cross In explaining my work, I sometimes say that there are thousands of really good journalists […]

Research in old community newspapers shows value of the printed page, granular local reporting

By Al Cross When Jim Phillips of Lexington, Ky., started poring through microfilm copies of old newspapers to […]

RURAL NEWSPAPER OWNERSHIP

In a buyer’s market for weeklies, where are the buyers? By Al Cross Most days this summer, I […]

Into the Issues

 Rural communities have been disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic, but rural newspapers have been disproportionately quiet about […]

Into the Issues

Does the reportedly mixed reaction to the death of a small weekly newspaper on the Lake of the […]

Newspapers need to explain “How We Work”

By Al Cross Newspapers cover almost every imaginable topic, but when it comes to understanding and explaining their […]

Into the Issues

Has any rural journalist won one of the major journalism-ethics awards? I don’t think so, and if that’s […]