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Chris Horne

Chris Horne ('19)

founder and publisher, The Devil Strip, Akron, Ohio

We don't need to save local news. We need journalism that saves the civic life by helping people care about their cities and neighbors.

Chris Horne is the publisher of The Devil Strip, an arts and culture magazine that focuses on connecting residents of Akron, Ohio, to each other and the city by sharing stories about what makes the area unique. He is a 2017-2018 National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow and managed a team that received the 2017 Sister Ignatia Trailblazer Award for its coverage of the opioid epidemic. In 2015, he became a winner of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Cities Challenge for Unbox Akron, which has since become Unbox Advantage. In 2016, he received a Knight Arts Challenge award from the Knight Foundation for the Live at Lock 4 summer concert series. He co-founded Signal Tree Fest and the Crossroads Writers Conference with his wife, Heather. He is a native of Macon, Georgia.

Inside Story

Posts by Chris

What we talk about when we talk about local

How we can make cities better by making local news better (5 minute read)

Let’s end the news as we know it (and all feel fine)

Imagine local journalism intended to improve civic health (5 minute read)

Read @chrishorne on Medium.

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