Member Q&A: John Edwards, Smithfield Times

This week we had the pleasure of talking with longtime Smithfield Times publisher, John Edwards. Edwards talks about navigating social relationships in a small town while still running a paper worth reading, what communities may not see in their local papers until they close, the rhetoric that is being used against the media, what he thinks the future holds for […]

Member News (8/23/18): Liberty vs. Liberty’s paper, a lot of Tronc news, retirements and more

Liberty University clamps down on student paper The Liberty Champion, the student newspaper for Liberty University in Lynchburg, is facing off with administration and journalism faculty members who don’t want the newspaper to publish stories that deal with certain subject matter. “Don’t destroy the image of LU,” said Bruce Kirk, dean of the School of Communication and Digital Content, to Champion staffers. “Pretty simple. […]