Joan Meyer

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Marion County Record owner and editor Eric Meyer holds a freshly printed edition of the newspaper on August 16, 2023, as he addresses an impromptu press conference for reporters in Marion to cover the aftermath of a police raid on the publication five days earlier. (Photo: Katherine Jacobsen)

Defiant Marion County Record hits newsstands following police raid

MARION, Kansas, August 17, 2023—At midday Wednesday, television crews were setting up for live broadcasts outside the Marion County Record; phones were ringing off the hook; and the paper’s owner, Eric Meyer was on a carousel of interviews about the police raid on their offices five days earlier. In the back room, surrounded by old…

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CPJ deeply disturbed by police raid on Kansas newspaper

New York, August 12, 2023 — The Committee to Protect Journalists said on Saturday that it was deeply troubled by Friday’s police raid on a local U.S. newspaper office. Media organizations reported that police officers in Marion County, Kansas, took computers and phones — including personal cell phones — from the Marion County Record newspaper and the…

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