Over the course of her 3-year fellowship, Ladd aims to develop a template for youth media projects around the country that enable underprivileged kids to report on their communities and tell their own stories.
The South Carolina alt-weekly has been acquired by Resorts Media LLC, a company founded by news industry veteran Charlie Nutt.
The relaunch has improved the quality of the JFP's search results, the layout and responsiveness of story pages, and given editors improved ability to post photo galleries, videos, audio and documents in support of their news and entertainment reporting.
Miami New Times, Jackson Free Press and The Memphis Flyer each received first-place Green Eyeshade awards from the SPJ southeastern division.
Columbia Free Times staff writer Corey Hutchins and former alt-weekly writer David Axe released iPhone and iPad versions of a 100-page graphic novel that traces the stranger-than-fiction U.S Senate campaign of one of American's most enigmatic political figures, Alvin Greene.
Jackson Free Press news editor Elizabeth Waibel recently won a scholarship from the Education Writers Association.
South Carolina Journalist of the Year goes to Free Times reporter Corey Hutchins.
Appearing before a judge last Friday, a tearful Ken Ard said, "I stand here humbled, apologetic, and, your Honor, there are so many people I need to apologize to ... I'll be honest, your Honor, I never in a million years imagined I'd be here."
Last month a Michele Bachmann spokesman told Columbia Free Times that Newt Gingrich is "trying to buy off tea party groups," an accusation that's now getting wider attention.
Columbia Free Times' annual Music Crawl faced an unexpected controversy when a venue backed out after learning that hip-hop music would be performed.