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Media Section

  • The top stories of 2019

    The Yellow Springs News’ annual year in review, printed in the Dec. 26, 2019 issue, is now available online. Check out our top stories of the year.

  • About the Lauren Heaton Scholarship Fund for Aspiring Journalists

    In memory of native villager and longtime Yellow Springs News reporter Lauren Heaton, the Yellow Springs News has established a fund for an annual journalism scholarship.

  • The 2019-20 Guide to Yellow Springs: Activism in the Village

    This year’s Guide to Yellow Springs cover hearkens back graphically to the 1960s era of American protest art. It recalls the iconic “fist in the air,” here holding a protest sign. (Design by Matt Minde)

    This year’s Guide presents recent articles and material from our archives to highlight the brave local activists working for a more just, fair and sustainable world.

  • WYSO now independent nonprofit

    Local public radio station 91.3 FM-WYSO, started by three Antioch College students in 1958, is now independent and community-owned. On Aug. 30, the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, gave final approval for the transfer of the station’s broadcast license from longtime owner Antioch College to Miami Valley Public Media, Inc., a newly created nonprofit governed by a seven-member community board.

  • Dayton ‘Media and Democracy’ event — Journalists oppose Cox Media sale

    A panel of journalists, politicians and educators aired their concerns about the proposed sale of Cox Media, which owns the Dayton Daily News and WHIO TV and radio, to a private equity firm, Apollo Global Management, during an event on the University of Dayton campus on Monday, July 29. Speaking is Tom Roberts, a former state legislator and past president of the Ohio Conference of the NAACP. To his right is Kevin Smith of Ohio University’s journalism school, former Dayton Daily News reporter Jim DeBrosse, UD political science professor Joel Pruce, veteran journalist Bob Daley, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley (obscured), Yosef Getachew of Common Cause and Catherine Turcer of Common Cause Ohio. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Private equity firms now own more than one-third of major news outlets in the U.S. Working journalists have declined by half in a decade. And half of all Americans don’t get news from the community in which they live. 

  • News reporter Lauren Heaton dies

    Lauren Bales Heaton

    Lifetime villager and longtime Yellow Springs News reporter Lauren Heaton died on Sunday morning, July 28, 2019.

  • ‘Media and Democracy’ event focuses on impact of Cox media sale

    How will the proposed sale of Cox media to a private equity firm affect news coverage in the Dayton area? A panel of experts will explore that question next week at an event in downtown Dayton.

  • Join the News team!

    Yellow Springs News

    The award-winning Yellow Springs News is looking for a production assistant.

  • YS News wins ‘Newspaper of the Year’ for 2018 — Read the award-winning stories

    Layla Walland, 5, was ready for her first day of kindergarten. Her father, Matt Walland, and 2-year-old brother, Finn, looked on. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    For the ninth year in a row, the Yellow Springs News won Newspaper of Year at the annual Ohio News Media Association convention, held last week in Columbus.

  • Bachman takes over role as editor of News

    Beginning next week, Megan Bachman will be the new editor of the local paper. Bachman is taking the place of Diane Chiddister, 68, the editor for the last 12 years.