The Democrat in Sedalia, Missouri, eyes a new direction

CJR is on the road this summer, visiting small newsrooms across America and meeting the hometown journalists who put together local news. In a series of short videos, we’ll introduce you to a handful of these papers and get a peek at the perspectives of their editors and reporters. Posted each week through September.

On the eve of their 150th anniversary, The Democrat in Sedalia, Missouri, is undergoing a lot of change. A new owner, a new publisher, a new printing schedule — down to five days per week — and a new editor, who’s only 26 years old.

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