Rural communities have been disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic, but rural newspapers have been disproportionately quiet about it.
Despite the challenges that community newspapers face, their future is not hopeless, Al Cross writes in his latest column. But they must adapt.
In the wake of the Capital Gazette shooting in Annapolis, Md., here are some basic steps journalists should follow to stay safe.
Small, rural newspapers can win open-records battles with state agencies and beat larger news outlets at covering big stories in their communities