The Big Impact of Small Town Reporting

Friday, April 01, 2011


Samantha Swindler is the managing editor of the Times-Tribune of Corbin, Kentucky (circulation 6,000). She says that while many reporters think they need to work at the New York Times to have an impact, investigative reporting in small communities can make a huge difference in people's lives. Swindler recently won the Institute for Rural Journalism’s Gish Award for “courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism.” She talks about investigative journalism in her community.

Comments [3]

squiggy111 from Louisville,ky

Great Job!....your tallents are needed at "The Courier Journal & Louisville Times".....If you would take on the investigation of Jerry Abramson & Cordish deal, and all the underdealings that went on in Louisville,not to mention Nationally in a number of other citys. There's probably a Pultizer Prixe in it for you!

However The C-J would never engage anyone with your GUTS! please contact The VilleVoice, that is the only really truthfull local news reporting in town, Your tallent is Sooooo needed in Louisville!

Apr. 04 2011 10:01 AM
John Coopersmith from Tillamook County, Oregon

Bravo Samatha; Great story and a great outing of the truth in a law enforcement corruption case in Corbin, Kentucky. We are fortunate you are now with our local paper, the Tillamook Headlight Herald in Tillamook, Oregon.

Apr. 02 2011 07:23 PM
Patty Chag from manchester nh

Samantha congratulation for an extraordinary job. This country need millions of Samanthas. Good luck and take.

Apr. 02 2011 05:01 PM

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