Why Muncie Voice?

Why Does Muncie Need Muncie Voice?

To combat yellow journalism at our local newspaper, I founded Muncie Voice under an incorporated media company called Middletown Media.

Muncie Voice consists of a website utilizing social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook to share stories or opinions on other published material.

Currently, the two branded entities are:

  1. Muncie Voice
  2. Muncie Matters

While the main purpose was to develop local content, coverage quickly expanded to state, national and even international stories. As a progressive outlet, we’ve been able to uncover trends and stories not covered by traditional, establishment owned media sources.

Establishment owned media promotes stories beneficial to the establishment. Look at the advertisers in the newspaper. Who controls the community? Who donates money to local non-profits? Who runs the local chamber of commerce?

On a national level, we have now developed into a Kleptocracy with progressives fighting on the left and libertarians fighting on the right.

A handful of very wealthy people and global interests have used the wealth obtained from capitalism to negatively influence our democratic form of government by donating and lobbying politicians in local, state and federal governments.

Progressives seek more a more open and sustainable government free of interference from oligarchs. The first objective is holding our press, government, and private sectors accountable for their role in reducing our democracy to the rule by a few monied interests.

Past and Current Contributors

Aimee Robinson-Fant
Laura Theodore
Erin Stafford
Rachel Buckman
Judy Mays
Heather Collins
Kyle Wolfe
Taylor Gabrysiak
Jody Powers
Holly Deavers Chance
Phoebe Wantz
Todd Terrell
Linda Botkin
Susan Clark-Muntean
Todd Smekens

9 Comments

  1. This is the right time in our communities history to take back what was our collective voice. Remember the old days with the Morning Star and the Evening Press? Muncie had the World, State and local news in the morning and all the great local sports and special, human interest in the late afternoon. Many of us had both papers delivered daily.
    Those days are now gone. How can we bring back that great sense of connection to our friends and neighbors again? How can we bring back the local pride in the knowledge there are still great stories going on right here? When was the last time you read a paper for a week and thought; ‘Muncie just might be a good place to live’. All we get is spin, half stories, lack of stories, no stories or just plan BS.
    Muncie Voice will give you the chance to tell the stories about us. Not them.

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