The story of Richland Source began in 2013 in Mansfield, Ohio. Today it has expanded to Ashland Source and Knox Pages. Source Media Properties is owned by Carl Fernyak and now includes three online-only, award-winning hyper-local news organizations.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Northwestern University graduate students Kelly Heinzerling and Kayla McDermott spent a week in May studying the Source Media properties for a short documentary. The duo turned this story first published by the Medill School of Journalism's Local News Initiative website. In addition, their project attracted the attention of Poynter. Richland Source was one of three newsrooms featured nationally on June 21 by that organization in a story that can be found at this link.