Local Newspapers

Hosts Paul Wierson and Thomas Beell explored the subject of the survival and success of local newspapers connected through Stephens Media. Michael Crumb, editor of the Ames Tribune, and Claudia Lovin, publisher of the Boone News Republican, discussed how they gathered news and worked with other papers in the network. Todd Thorson, editor of the Story City Herald; Marlys Barker, editor of the Nevada Journal; and Whitney Sager, editor of the Boone News Republican, described the specific issues they faced in their individual papers and how they benefited from working together. The program ended with Susan Vernon telling us about "Play With Words: Where Secrets Lie", a theatrical production which involves grade school and high school students from around our area in writing and dramatizing their writing on the stage of Fischer Theatre Feb. 16 - 18. This is the result of a collaboration of Ames Children’s Theater, Ames Public Library and the Iowa State Center.

Produced by Susan Franzen

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 01/14/2015
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