New online publication strives to bring factual, multimedia coverage to Southern Illinois

A new blog aims to bring factual and visual coverage to Southern Illinois.

The Standard ( launched in January 2021. It was started by like-minded journalists who want to bring back a stripped down version of today’s events while still representing the heart of the community. Our staff has more than 20 years of experience. We believe in just-the-facts, digital first kind of reporting. We want to be the place where you come to find out what is locally going on around you.

Some of he regular features that we are wanting to bring to the conversation include breaking news, weekly COVID-19 updates, This Week In History column, thorough features and think-pieces. Other special projects and entrepreneurial reports will be announced.

We hope that you enjoy the work we have poured into this blog. Follow us on our social media channels. Have a news tip? Email us directly at

– The Standard

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