In the past two years, 1819 News has distinguished itself as a trusted, nonprofit news source by highlighting corruption and waste and featuring the people, places and things that make Alabama great.

To commemorate the company’s second publishing anniversary last week, 1819 News editor in chief Jeff Poor joined CEO Byran Dawson on “1819 News: The Podcast” to reflect on the highs and lows of covering news in the Yellowhammer state.

“It’s hard to believe it’s already been two years, but we’ve done so much it seems like it’s been five years of accomplishments and impact,” Dawson said.

From the COVID-19 pandemic, midterm elections, voter integrity and tax cuts to public education, prison reform, gambling, school choice, LGBTQ issues and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, 1819 News has provided in-depth coverage of the top issues affecting the state.

Dawson and Poor discussed some of the major new stories first reported by 1819 over the last two years, including racist texts by members of Auburn’s Black Student Union, issues surrounding the Alabama Department of Transportation director John Cooper, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed, Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway and Mobile annexation, drag queens performing for children and sexually explicit books in the kid’s sections of public libraries.

“This marks two years since we’ve been publishing. Many more years to come, Lord willing,” Dawson said. “We’ll continue to inform. We’ll continue to investigate. We’ll continue to celebrate. We’ll continue putting out great content that helps you know what it is that is going on in your state and why it matters.”

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