The Landscape of Local Newspapers in Ohio with Tim Feran

This week on Ohio Humans, we're revisiting Rachel Hopkin's 2020 conversation with journalist Tim Feran about the changing landscape of local newspapers in Ohio.

This episode is part of the Federation of State Humanities Councils' “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, which seeks to deepen our knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. Many thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. The episode's opening and closing music is provided by Sokolovsky Music.

And, later this year, join us for The Ohio Country, a forthcoming series from WYSO Public Radio and funded by Ohio Humanities. Native men and women from different tribes and their allies—plus teachers, artists, scholars, parents, landowners, foresters, young people, and historians, too—will tell their stories about the about the lands above the Ohio River, known as the Ohio Country. You can listen in this feed, at,, and in all those other places where you get podcasts.


The Poynter article about Gannett, the Ithaca Journal, and ghost newsrooms mentioned in the interview can be found at

Dan O’Brien's investigative reporting in Youngstown for ProPublica and the Youngstown Business Journal can be found at and
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