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Into the Issues – September 2017

By Al Cross Does your newspaper have a motto? Or a slogan? Do you know the difference? Mottoes, […]

Into the Issues July 2017

By Al Cross This column was originally published in PubAux, the newspaper of the National Newspaper Association. In […]

Into the Issues June 2017

The debate over changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is especially significant to rural areas, and The Rural Blog has several stories that can help inform your local coverage.

Into the Issues May 2017

Distinguishing ourselves and building confidence and trust in a world of fake news and alternative facts By Al Cross […]

Into the Issues Spring 2017

Journalists must adapt to Social Media Era but can do it without changing principles, API head says By Al […]

Into the Issues December 2016

By Al Cross Rural votes played a big role in Donald Trump’s victory, and he plans some big […]

Al Cross: Into the Issues

At The Rural Blog we watch events and issues, but also trends and ideas in rural America – especially those that offer opportunities for localizing stories. We’ve had several examples lately.