The Daily Yonder provides news, commentary, and analysis about and for rural America.

We welcome photos, tips, observations, and links to stories about rural America. Send us stories about what you’ve seen, heard or witnessed.

Our Team

Tim Marema
Norris, TN

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Dee Davis
Whitesburg, KY

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Contributing Editor
Bill Bishop
LaGrange, TX

Associate Editor
Jan Pytalski
Roseburg, OR

Senior Digital Editor
Caroline Carlson
Minneapolis, MN

Staff Correspondent
Claire Carlson
Portland, OR

Data Correspondent
Sarah Melotte
Bakersville, NC

Digital Editor
Lane Wendell Fischer
Ellis, KS

Multimedia Correspondent
Anya Petrone Slepyan

Olivia Weeks
West Frankfort, IL

Reporting Fellow
Ilana Newman
Dolores, CO

Reporting Fellow
Janie Ekere
Greensboro, NC

Multimedia Producer
Susannah Broun
Washington D.C.

Outreach and Marketing
Will Wright
Charlotte, NC

Multimedia Producer
Joel Cohen
Somerville, MA

Kristi Eaton
Tulsa, OK

Liz Carey
Versailles, KY

Tracy Staley
Dayton, OH

Donna Kallner
White Lake, WI

Keith Roysdon
Knoxville, TN

Whitney Kimball Coe
Athens, TN

Digital Strategist
Adam B. Giorgi
Minneapolis, MN

Chris Poore
Lexington, KY

Teresa Collins
Whitesburg, KY

Want to join our team?

We’re always looking for new contributors to join our roster of rural storytellers. We accept freelance submissions and also have a fellowship program for emerging rural journalists. Use the buttons below to learn more and get in touch.

Donor Transparency

The Daily Yonder is published by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center for Rural Strategies. The Daily Yonder operates independently from other Rural Strategies projects and personnel in making editorial decisions. Dee Davis, president of the Center for Rural Strategies, is publisher of the Daily Yonder. Editorial decisions are the purview of the news staff, directed by the editor, Tim Marema.

The Daily Yonder and its parent organization, the Center for Rural Strategies, are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization.

Accepting financial support does not mean the Daily Yonder endorses donors or their products, services or opinions.

Current Major Donors

Current supporters that have contributed at least $5,000 to the Daily Yonder are the following:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation
  • Chicago Community Foundation
  • Economic Opportunity Funders
  • Ford Foundation
  • Hearst Foundations
  • Microsoft
  • Missouri Foundation for Health
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Solutions Journalism Network
  • The Miami Foundation (via NewsMatch)
  • Amelia Pickering
  • And readers like you.

Statement of Editorial Independence

The Daily Yonder subscribes to standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News and has a 100% rating from NewsGuard, an independent organization that assesses the credibility and transparency of news and information websites.

The Daily Yonder retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept gifts, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

The Daily Yonder may consider donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but we maintain editorial control of the coverage. We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.

Our organization will make public all donors who give a total of $5,000 or more per year. We will accept anonymous donations for general support only if it is clear that sufficient safeguards have been put into place that the expenditure of that donation is made independently by our organization and in compliance with INN’s Membership Standards.

The  Daily Yonder’s financial information are included in the 990 filing of the Center for Rural Strategies. The latest 990 is available here.