About Us

The Eudora Times is an award-winning online newspaper covering Eudora, Kansas. This unique university-community partnership started in 2019 and involves University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism students serving as reporters to cover the community, which lost its newspaper during the Great Recession. 

We are a member newspaper of the Kansas Press Association.

The Eudora Times operates during the KU academic year so is closed during summers and winter break. Our ability to continue reporting is based on community donations, which can be made at tinyurl.com/y4u7stxj.

Reach us at eudoratimes@gmail.com.

 

 

Meet Our Staff

 

Teri Finneman

Teri Finneman

is publisher of The Eudora Times and is a journalism professor at KU. She started her reporting career 20 years ago and has worked for newspapers and TV stations. She is also executive producer of the Journalism History podcast. She is a native of North Dakota.

 

Chris Fortune

Chris Fortune

is sports editor and religion editor. He was born and raised in North Plainfield, New Jersey, where he discovered his love of professional football and the New York Jets. When he was in eighth grade, his family moved to Overland Park, and his love of sports grew.

 

Emily Binkley

Emily Binkley

is covering features and senior citizens. She is a senior at the University of Kansas and originally from Overland Park. She is passionate about the arts, which her film, English and journalism studies at KU reflect.

 

William Crow

William Crow

is covering business. Raised in Kansas his whole life, he has a hunger for journalism and entertainment. He loves to write about business and local topics. His passions are video games and superhero films. He believes learning about new cultures will further improve his skills and also bring people together through trustworthy news.

 

Chihiro Kai

Chihiro Kai

is covering public health. She is senior studying journalism and biology at the University of Kansas. She chose to become a reporter because it is a job that pays you to learn something new every day. She has reported for the Asia Times, the Daily Beast, Capital and Tempura Magazine in France, and has been cited by the South China Morning Post, Stringer’s Hub and multiple Japanese publications. She has also reported for the University Daily Kansan.

 

Tatum Goetting

Tatum Goetting

is covering City Hall and School Board. She is a junior at the University of Kansas studying political science and journalism. Before coming to the Times, she interned for the Northeast Kansas City News.

 

Bradley Yendro

Bradley Yendro

is covering religion and Parks and Recreation. He is a senior at the University of Kansas studying journalism with a minor in sports management. He is a proud native of Chicago and its influence on his life. He loves sports and everything revolved around the sports world, especially golf and baseball. During his free time, he likes to hang out with friends and explore Lawrence.

 

Eudora Times Ethics Policy

 

Reporters may not:

  • Interview friends or relatives
  • Accept free food or gifts of any value amount from sources
  • Pay anyone for information unless payment is required for documents under open records requests
  • Grant any source anonymity without approval from the publisher. Anonymity includes using first names only. All sources must provide first and last names.
  • Sign political petitions, participate in political parties, make contributions to political parties or advocate for political parties in any way, including on social media
  • Work undercover or hide their reporter status when working on a story
  • Participate in what they are covering without approval from the publisher
  • Audio record someone without consent

In addition, Eudora Times reporters must sign and acknowledge that they have read the broader Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics found here: https://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp

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