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A Journalist Discusses What Has Changed In Iowa Since He Moved To The State

In May, IPR asked Iowans to share their perspectives about how life in the state has changed since George Floyd was murdered one year ago. One response came from Ty Rushing, a freelance journalist and corporate communications professional who has had work published in a variety of Iowa publications. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. The views and opinions expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the position of Iowa Public Radio or its staff. "I'm

Black journalists in Iowa form state's first NABJ chapter

When Ty Rushing first moved to rural Iowa for a journalism job nine years ago, the Kansas City native immediately noticed two things. • Not only was he the sole Black journalist in the area, but he was of the few Black people, period. • "You're like, dang man, where are the Black faces? Where are the people I can talk to that can relate to some of these things going on?" Rushing told Axios. That experience is why Rushing and other journalists of color have started the Iowa Association of Black

Ty Rushing Shares Tips on How to Evolve Storytelling to Grow Your Audience

• None Why would someone come back to journalism? • None What is the impact of community storytelling? • None What’s the answer to ending racism in Iowa? These questions and more will be answered in today’s episode. Our guest today, Ty Rushing, is a journalist, editor, speaker, and documentarian who is known for publishing a scroll-stopping headline or two. He writes stories for the Iowa Starting Line focusing on Iowa politics and general news around the state, and he also released a documen

Iowa Starting Line story leads to money in teachers’ pockets

Des Moines, IA — A story reported by COURIER outlet Iowa Starting Line (ISL) last month about teacher “thank you” bonuses being taxed by the state led directly to a State House amendment to put that money back in the pockets of Iowa teachers. Having read previous ISL coverage on education and GOP efforts to impose state control over classrooms, affected teachers reached out to senior editor Ty Rushing to bring to light a discrepancy in the bonus promised by IA Governor Kim Reynolds (R) and the

The Business News & More 21 September 2021

Back with you on day two of the Okoboji Writers Retreat where roughly 150 people from across the country have come together to learn how to better communicate or how to get their work published. After the news stick around for my conversation with journalist Ty Rushing. Here's what we've got for you today: • None More companies say goodbye to the office; • None Talking "near beer" and the come back. I've known Ty Rushing virtually for some time and we recently had the opportunity to meet during

'The First,' Or 'The Only,' Being Black In Small-Town Iowa

In small-town Iowa, it can feel like everyone knows everyone else’s business and that’s true when it comes to racism too. Kelli Gosch lives in Cresco, in northeastern Iowa, with a population of about 3,700. According to Gosch, just 12 adults in Cresco are black. She is the varsity cheer coach at Cresco High School, and also a mother of three. "The kids come up to me and they're like, 'Oh, Miss Kelly,' and they hug me and I'm like, 'you just called my daughter the n-word.'" Chris Robinson has l

'Jackie Robinson of Iowa newspapers:' Meet Ty Rushing, a Black journalist in rural Iowa

Ty Rushing is a local newspaperman to his core, with a penchant for punchy headlines and an unwavering commitment to his community. "People are like, 'you want to go to DC? ' Or 'we need you in DC or New York' and I’m like nah. I’d rather go to a Sheldon City Council meeting than watch Congress on C-SPAN," Rushing said with an earnest smile. Rushing met for an interview Thursday to discuss what it's like to live and work in his small Iowa community.

Ty Rushing Shares Tips on How to Evolve Storytelling to Grow Your Audience

-Why would someone come back to journalism? -What is the impact of community storytelling? -What’s the answer to ending racism in Iowa? These questions and more will be answered in today’s episode. Our guest today, Ty Rushing, is a journalist, editor, speaker, and documentarian who is known for publishing a scroll-stopping headline or two. We couldn’t think of a cooler person to open up conversation around ending racism, educating all of us about Iowa's black history, and emphasizing the challenge black Iowans take on to end racism... when it’s not up to them. Click play now and if this is as important to you as it is to us, check out Ty’s documentary, Telling Our Own Story: Ending Racism, at https://youtu.be/KrbVQosIjPk

Thomas Jefferson third graders learn importance of community, its newspaper

Newton has been growing and changing in the past few years, with new initiatives and plans in the works for the city. To teach their students about communities and why the newspaper serves as an important part of the community, the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School third-grade co-teaching team of Megan Frehse and Lucinda Sinclair decided to introduce their students to their local newspaper. “We went through each part of the paper, explaining the different parts of the paper, explaining the pur

Reporter Roundtable

We've passed the halfway mark of 2020 with Iowans and the rest of the country barreling toward a November election amidst a pandemic, racial justice protests and economic uncertainty. We check in with our reporters' roundtable on this edition of Iowa Press. Funding for Iowa Press was provided by Friends, the Iowa PBS Foundation. The Associated General Contractors of Iowa, the public's partner in building Iowa's highway, bridge and municipal utility infrastructure. Iowa PBS is supported in part

From Kansas City to the Iowa Cornfields with Ty Rushing by Journalists Are My Heroes • A podcast on

This finale for Season 1 of Journalists Are My Heroes finds me looking in the mirror: Matthew Hansen recently wrapped his tenure as metro columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Like me, he's a child of the rural Midwest who ended up working as a columnist in his native state's largest newsroom. Also like me, he recently stepped out of journalism to flex his skills in the world of content marketing; he's now managing editor for the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. Like any good journalist given p

Small-town perspectives

On this edition of , we convene a panel of Iowa's small-town journalists to discuss the 2020 election. Joining moderator David Yepsen at the table are Art Cullen, editor of the Storm Lake Times; Ty Rushing, managing editor of the N'West Iowa Review; Doug Burns, co-owner and columnist for the Carroll Times-Herald; and Bob Leonard, news director for KNIA/KLRS radio in Knoxville. Following the studio recording of this week’s edition of , these same guests will participate in a second discussion f

Episode 12 - Ty Rushing - Spencer Weekly

Note to listeners: This episode contains some strong language. This week we talked with Ty Rushing (@Rushthewriter on Twitter), managing editor for Iowa Information in Sheldon. Ty attended and spoke at the March for Justice for George Floyd protest Thursday in Spencer. Ty shared some of his personal story and discussed with us the value of having an event calling for justice and pointing out racism in the community. Then we switched things up a bit to chat journalism and small town life.
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