Police raid newspaper of Kansas publisher/former Univ. of Illinois professor
The Marion County Record, a small newspaper in Kansas, is in the national spotlight after its newsroom was raided by local police due to accusations of identity theft linked to an unpublished story. This unprecedented event has drawn attention from First Amendment advocates and even the White House. Eric Meyer is the newspaper's owner. He is also a former journalism professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and former reporter at The Pantagraph in Bloomington. He discussed the raid's origins, tensions with a rival publication, and the impact of the raid on the local community, shedding light on the challenges faced by small-town journalism in the midst of controversy.
Editor and Publisher, Marion County Record