Joe Motil
05 October 2022

The Free Press is pleased to announce that we will honor Joe Motil with our 2022 “Libby” award for Lifetime Achievement in Community Activism. Each year, the board of the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism (CICJ), the...

Nan Whaley
22 September 2022

The time for niceties is over.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley’s campaign has gone nowhere since the primary more than four months ago.

She was 15% behind in a reputable poll immediately after the primary and...

Melissa McFadden
16 August 2022

Last October, The Free Press asked when, if ever, Columbus Division of Police Chief Elaine Bryant would discipline Deputy Chief Jennifer Knight for sustained charges of retaliation against Lt. Melissa McFadden.  

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Photos of model
07 July 2022

Carmen Szukaitis, a 21-year-old transgender fashion model attending Ohio University, will be profiled in Here-TV’s upcoming docuseries, Road to the Runway,...

Lt. McFadden with her fist in the air
15 June 2022

Columbus Police Lieutenant Melissa McFadden – whose book “Walking The Thin Black Line” exposed how the Division retaliated against her as she sought to make change from within – has...

Cartoon about school shooting
25 May 2022

The Free Press is proud to announce that a cartoonist we publish, Clayton Jones of Virginia, is the 2022 winner of the RFK Human Rights Journalism Award in Editorial Cartooning. His work was awarded for its "unique style" which...


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