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Into the Issues

By Al Cross Millions of Americans say they won’t get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and their […]

Into the Issues

By Al Cross  Editorials are falling from favor at many American newspapers, for various reasons, including a desire […]

Now we have to make people want local news

By Al Cross In the last six years, interest in local news has declined, for several reasons. Community […]

Be a leader, and stand up for the truth

By Al Cross – Into the Issues  President Biden had some important words for rural journalists and their […]

We can’t let lies, mistrust and bad faith fester; we must speak the truth, stand up for it and have respectful dialogue

By Al Cross Director and professor, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky The insurrection […]

Into the Issues

By Al Cross What is the proper role of community newspapers at a time of national crisis? Stand […]

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 […]