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Sep
18
2019
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Media Section

  • 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.

  • News wins top prize, for eighth year in a row

    Small town, big win The Yellow Springs News won the top prize, Newspaper of the Year, in its size category for the eighth year in a row at last week’s Ohio News Media Association conference in Columbus. See an article on the win on page 7. Shown above is the News staff: front row from left, Advertising Director Robert Hasek, Eternity the news­hound, Village Desk Editor Lauren “Chuck” Shows and Reporter Megan Bachman. In back from left, Designer Suzanne Szempruch, Reporter Carol Simmons, Editor Diane Chiddister, Reporter Audrey Hackett and Designer Matt Minde. (Photo by the self-timer)

    The Yellow Springs News won the Newspaper of the Year award, the highest honor in its size division, for the eighth year in a row at the annual convention of the Ohio News Media Association (formerly Ohio Newspaper Association). The event took place Feb. 8 and 9 in Columbus.

  • A Free Press in a State of Hate

    Resist!

    I’ve noticed that many around us are feeling overwhelmed and fatigued. Through listening, I’ve learned that what many of us are experiencing in this intensity for the first time is what billions of people of color feel each and every day.

  • Seventh big win for News

    For the seventh year in a row, the Yellow Springs News won the top prize among weekly newspapers of its size at the Ohio Newspaper Association’s annual convention. The paper also came home with 14 individual awards, in categories ranging from editorials to advertising design. Pictured here is the award-winning team of (back row, from left) Matt Minde, Diane Chiddister, Audrey Hackett, Kathryn Hitchcock and Dylan Taylor-Lehman, as well as (front row, from left) Robert Hasek, Suzanne Szempruch and Lauren “Chuck” Shows. (Photo by Matt Minde, Suzanne Szempruch and the timer)

    For the seventh year in a row, the Yellow Springs News came home with the top prize in the weekly newspaper contest at the Ohio Newspaper Association’s annual convention.

  • A new voice on the air at WYSO

    “This was my dream job,” April Laissle said of becoming a news reporter and morning on-air host at WYSO radio in January.