Rockford Register Star – Receives National Recognition

Rockford Register Star LogoThe Rockford Register Star has been recognized by Editor & Publisher in the annual 10 Newspapers Doing It Right feature. This evaluates newspapers based on increasing circulation, increasing community engagement, and innovative ideas.

In 2016, the Rockford Register Star saw its editorial board road shows and public conversations continue to grow in interest from the public.

The Register Star’s “Race in the Rock River Valley,” a yearlong occasional series examining a variety of issues regarding race in the region and the people it affects, provided an opportunity for a series of dialogues with the community. The first round table discussion drew about 100 people.

Every few months, the paper’s editorial board also holds its own meeting in a public space, typically in partnership with a community organization. The purpose of the “road show” meetings is to clarify the role of the board as well as hear what local residents have to say.

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