Marion County Record

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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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‘This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated’: Police raid on Kansas newspaper alarms media, press freedom groups

A police raid on a small-town Kansas newspaper, the Marion County Record, has sent shockwaves through the local community and raised national alarm among press freedom and civil rights groups about its potential to undermine press freedom in the United States. The search warrant, which was signed on Friday and alleges identity theft and unlawful…

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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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