Ken Winter

About: Ken Winter

Ken Winter, former editor and publisher of the Petoskey News-Review and member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, teaches political science and journalism at North in Petoskey and Michigan State University.

If you haven’t noticed, there are fewer, if any reporters working at Michigan and the country’s newspapers in the last decade. They were the public’s eyes and ears for what’s taking place in their backyards and standing on guard as a watchdog over politicians and community leaders.  Now we are losing all of that. We have lost our front row seats to see what’s taking...

By on January 17th, 2020

Many Up North are anxious to see what happens during Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s second year with the Michigan Legislature.  Last year was not good with unfilled promises because the two couldn’t work together. They saw budget haggling that delayed and sometimes reduced or eliminated funding and programs badly needed in the rural areas. The governor’s major campaign promise to “Fix the Damn Roads” fizzled along...

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