On this episode, Mark Simon talked to Steve Novotney, a 30-year journalism veteran who co-founded Lede News to cover the Upper Ohio Valley in West Virginia.

Steve talked about his background in baseball, print media, and radio talk shows and all that led him to his current position as publisher and podcast host. Steve talked about the decline of local news and how his online newspaper intends to fill it. He gave examples of his coverage, including a photo essay in which he took pictures of 26 bridges around the state in an effort to alert governor Jim Justice to maintenance issues.

Steve is very much an old-school journalist trying to show that old school still plays in the digital age.

For more information on Steve and Lede News, check out this feature by John Miller.

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