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Hooper and Collegiate contests open for submissions!

The annual Osman C. Hooper Non-Daily Newspaper Competition recognizes the best non-daily newspapers in Ohio while the Ohio Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition recognizes the achievements of Ohio’s college and university newspapers.

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Recent News From the Bulletin

We'll keep trying to create an expedited process for open meetings violations

I was encouraged by the Ohio legislature including a provision in the new state budget (HB 110) that would have allowed citizens and journalists to file an allegation of an open meetings violation directly with the Ohio Court of Claims.

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Business expenses: Knowing when to invest in your newspaper's future

One reason many community newspapers succeed is because their owners live in the communities they serve. In addition to their love for their communities, along with an understanding of the importance of journalism, they also realize every decision made at the paper affects their financial futures.

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Newspapers can help Ohio defeat COVID

Buckeyes, we are behind. The President wants 70 percent of eligible Americans to have received at least one COVID shot by July 4. Some states are already to that goal. Ohio still has a ways to go.

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Reasons to bet on print

I wanted to be sure you were sitting when you read these words: “I honestly believe it’s a great time to be in the print business.”

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Documents behind bars: The experience of a writer versus the state of Ohio

I started research for a book on the Cincinnati Strangler based upon the victims’ lives. Chapters were written but Laskey’s prison life remained uncovered. Correspondence with the ODRC yielded interesting yet incomplete results. An inquiry for parole records was limited as the ODRC blocked release of public comments that weighed heavily in parole hearings. Here, lawyers for the state entered the picture and the research ground to a halt. The only option available was a lawsuit against the ODRC in the Ohio Court of Claims.

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The truth still matters

A functioning society has certain agreed upon facts and sets of standards. If one plus two equals three and someone insists it’s four, would we all just go along with that because we didn’t want to “make waves”?

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