Student-driven Eudora Times keeps Kansas town from being a news desert

By Cameron Bopp and Emilie Zuhowski Medill Reports EUDORA, Kansas — For several years, residents of Eudora, a town of about 6,000 people, were left without consistent local news coverage. The small town lost its local newspaper in 2009, but at the University of Kansas (a 15-minute drive from Eudora), several journalism students and their professor […]

Akron, Ohio, co-op magazine connects with readers through community reporting

By Laura Harris and Yuhan Ma Medill Reports AKRON, Ohio — The Devil Strip is a magazine that focuses on arts and culture in Akron, Ohio. As one of the nation’s first co-op publications, The Devil Strip values the sense of community involvement. Every month on the distribution day, the magazines are printed out and distributed […]