Where Do We Go From Here?

Conversations with Garrett Lane and Fred Fluker, whose roots in rural Alabama community newspaper efforts inspired their careers in journalism and media — and a shared hopefulness about journalism being produced by the PACERS Network today. What drives “regular citizens” to start newspapers from scratch in their own hometowns? What can media professionals learn from these citizen journalists? And what do we need to do to ensure these labor-of-love newspapers stick around long-term in our communities?