Every town needs a newspaper. Dawn Shelton believed that so strongly that she put her two decades worth of experience in journalism, public relations, writing and event planning to work in her community. So in late 2015, she started attending meetings – the school board and Town board. She showed up at fires and followed criminal cases; and began writing about it all at lutherregister.news. The online version of The Luther Register is a throwback to the original paper that served the very first citizens of Luther in 1897. Part of a growing movement to reclaim local independent journalism, lutherregister.news’ guiding principle is to shine an informative light for citizens to make wise decisions. Readers can support the work through one-time or monthly donations, advertising to directly reach an audience, sponsorships and also through participating in our events, such as the annual Luther Pecan Festival held each November. Luther Register is a proud member of LION (Local Independent Online News) Publishers. #lutherlocal #localnews
Jacob Factor became The Lion Reporter for The Luther Register in the Fall of 2018. He interned with us in 2017 and even though he’s juggling a full roster of classes at Oklahoma State University, he’s committed to cover Luther Lions varsity sports. You’ll see him on the sidelines with his camera at the field, the court and the track … sometimes all in one day. He’s also gathering experience covering the news of Luther at Town Hall, the school or even at a police scene. Jacob is a natural fact sharer and gifted storyteller.
He’s studying sociology and is getting involved in the journalism program at OSU after his transfer from Oklahoma Baptist University. He might pick up another major as he pursues his education. We think he’s getting a lot of street cred for the news business right here in Luther.
Jacob is a student member of the Native American Journalists Association and Society of Professional Journalists.