Athens Messenger/Vinton County Courier editor Tyler Buchanan named to E&P’s 25 Under 35 2018
The young men and women on this year’s list work in different markets and serve in different roles, but they have one thing in common: they love their jobs. Working in today’s newspaper industry has its share of ups and downs, but the 25 young professionals featured here believe in the future of journalism. Whether they’re working in digital, circulation, the newsroom or with advertising, these are the leaders moving our industry forward.
Tyler Buchanan, 26
Editor, Athens Messenger and Vinton County Courier
Education: Bowling Green State University, bachelor of science, journalism
Tyler Buchanan is a true wunderkind of the newspaper industry. At 23, he became the editor of the Vinton County Courier; three years later, he was named editor of the Athens Messenger. Under his watch, the publications have won multiple press awards—including five Associated Press awards of his own.
Buchanan began editing the Courier in 2015 and since then, the publication has earned 21 Hooper awards through the Ohio News Media Association’s competition for weekly newspapers. He also helped the Courier win the Community Awareness award twice, once in 2015 and again in 2017. Through the AP Media Editors Contest, Buchanan snagged three awards for his feature writing, one for column writing and another for explanatory writing.