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Trump and the Work of Being a Free Press

Thursday, August 16, 2018

What's it like running a free press in a small American city today? ELi's Publisher and Managing Editor let you in on the frustrations beyond the President's rhetoric, and explain why frustration is really just part of the job.

Sam Hosey Jr. Joins ELi’s Board of Directors

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Says ELi's Board President of the appointment of Sam Hosey Jr. to the Board, "His professional and personal experience, his commitment to the public service, and his leadership in local affairs makes him a true asset to this organization."

Good News from ELi!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We work hard to bring you hard news that's unbiased and informative, but are you aware of the "good news" about the community that we publish every week? ELi's Managing Editor Ann Nichols asks you to balance the tough stuff by reading our coverage of downtown concerts, beloved educators, the best place to take a bike ride and lots more.

ELi Gets More National Attention

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ELi's gotten a lot of attention this year in the national press - yesterday The Christian Science Monitor looked at our citizen-journalism model, and our impact on the community.

For Our Brothers and Sisters in Annapolis

Friday, June 29, 2018

"I think we will turn out to be like the people at the Capital Gazette, and realize we have to go on, and do the work. Like them, we aren’t here because it’s a job. We are here because it is our vocation. That’s true for everybody in local news today."

The Seven Words We Can’t Say on Facebook

Monday, June 11, 2018

"So, here are the seven words: vote, elect, ballot, propose, approve, decide, polls. Words with the same roots are also a problem: voter, election, proposal, decided." ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger explains why we can't say those words on Facebook, and what that means for our readers.

What ELi Did in May, and What It Cost

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What did we get done in May, and what did it cost this community? ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger brings you our monthly transparency report . . . and lets you in on The Happiness Offensive.

Your ELi: When (and Why) We do Investigative Stories

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

We recently faced some criticism for our perceived failure to report "both sides" of a story on a local charter school. ELi's Publisher Alice Dreger explains why we made the decisions we made, when and why we dig deeper, and what "investigative" means for a non-editorial news organization. 

Dear ELi Readers

Thursday, May 31, 2018

ELi's founder and Publisher Alice Dreger talks human nature, dancing, and ELi’s wondrous self-destruct mechanism.

Why Doesn’t ELi Post Comments?

Monday, May 14, 2018

A reader asks why ELi doesn't allow comments to be posted at our website. Publisher Alice Dreger explains.

What ELi Did This Month and What It Cost

Friday, May 4, 2018

Are you curious what ELi's operations cost, and where the money you donate goes? Here's a report on our April 2018 work from ELi's Managing Editor Ann Nichols.

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