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Paxton Media

In this digital age, it's no secret that print media is falling out but I did dabble in it for a while and it was a wonderful learning experience! It was a privilege to work for both publications and my time there went by too quickly. Click on the links below to check out some of my stories from each newspaper in 2016 and 2017. 


A change in name but not in mission

Now known as the LaPorte County Herald-Dispatch, this newspaper in Michigan City, IN was known as The News Dispatch for 92 years before merging with their sister paper, The LaPorte County Herald Argus, in August of 2020. While their name may have changed, their mission didn't. The LaPorte County Herald Dispatch is and always has been dedicated to providing the Michigan City, La Porte, Portage, and Westville with accurate, local stories that catch the attention of its readers. 

Local News at its finest 

Printed out of the same Newsroom as the LaPorte County Herald Dispatch, Harbor Country News is distributed throughout the Southwest Michigan area. During my time there, my beat was mainly local politics in New Buffalo, Michigan, and city events in surrounding communities. Harbor Country News is distributed in New Buffalo, Union Pier, Three Oaks, Sawyer, Bridgman, Baroda, Lakeside and Herbert, Michigan. Like its sister paper, Harbor Country's mission is to provide accurate information about what is going on in the reader's community. 

All of what you want to see and more

Now-a-days nearly all online publications require you to pay a fee to see all their content. 

Unfortunately, that includes The Laporte County Herald-Dispatch. But you're in luck! In addition to articles that were also published in The Associated Press, via The Laporte County Herald-Dispatch, I have created a secondary blog where you can read all of my

content that they don't want you to see.

All links to the original articles will be listed at the end of each story. 
I also have taken most of the photos that are shown in the articles. In addition to feature articles, here you will find stories about local schools, city government, community events, causes, advocacy, and legal issues.

I hope you browse through and enjoy all that I have to offer.

City Government

Michigan City School Systems

Community Events