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#WhyNewsMattersToMe @EyeonOH Contest

Why is freedom of the press important to you? We are looking for real stories about how quality reporting has changed lives and we are asking for your help during our #WhyNewsMattersToMe @EyeonOH Contest.

How it works:

  • Throughout the month of July, we are seeking concrete examples of how journalism has affected your life. Did #MeToo coverage encourage you to speak up at work? Did you read about a hot new industry, and decide to switch jobs? Is there a person you know who couldn’t resolve an issue until it appeared in the news?
  • Throughout the month of August, we will be highlighting these short anecdotes on social media, and tagging the entrants.
  • Any post/tweet with more than 1,000 likes/favorites by the end of August gets a free ticket to an Eye On Ohio Speaker Series panel discussion and afterparty. Click here to learn more.

At the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism, we want to emphasize that the most important people in our organization are our readers. We help people to better understand the the state’s problems and possible solutions. But they understand the importance of a free press! And we would not be here without their help.


The Eye On Ohio team

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Ticket winners must be 21 or older for drink ticket. Please click here for complete contest rules.