Benjamin Shors

Benjamin Shors teaches journalism at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

by Benjamin Shors

In 1968, Dick Graham bought a small weekly newspaper in Ferry County, Wash., one of the most remote and sparsely populated counties in the Pacific Northwest. Forty-four years later — give or take a few months — broadband Internet is arriving. Graham and his century-old newspaper, The Republic News-Miner, have cast a wary eye toward […] more »

by Benjamin Shors

SPOKANE, Wash. — For years, Otto Zehm lived an unassuming life on this city’s margins — working as a janitor during the day, eating dinner in convenience stores at night, playing guitar with his friends. In the spring of 2006, that quiet life ended after Zehm was taken into police custody for a crime he […] more »