In these past couple weeks of banner headlines, it’s easy for rural news to get lost in the mix.

Our job at the Daily Yonder is to make sure that doesn’t happen, especially when the nation’s news is big and urgent, like it has been in recent days. Because of your support, we have a record of meeting the challenge.

  • Long before others were aware of the shocking levels of Covid-19 infections in rural communities, the Daily Yonder was reporting on the numbers, people, and places most affected by the pandemic.
  • Rural voters started gaining prominence in conventional media after the 2016 presidential election. We started reporting on rural voters in 2007, six months before the 2008 presidential primaries started.
  • The pandemic has moved education, healthcare, and business activities online, exposing the haves and have-nots of the information age. Our coverage of the digital divide is based on years of work, including collaborations with community groups and scholars who are testing solutions and creating policy.

We know that rural America’s news matters to all of us – urban and rural alike. Not just during the election season, but all the time.

Your contribution to the Daily Yonder goes directly into creating and delivering content that helps rural and urban communities understand and communicate with each other. We couldn’t do this work without you.

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