Bethel Residents React to Newspaper Shutdown

The Parent company that owned Alaska News Incorporated, Calista, is the regional Alaska Native corporation for the YK Delta. When Calista bought Alaska Newspapers almost 20 years ago, they bought with it the Tundra Drums Newspaper. The paper reached their core audience, Yup’ik shareholders in the remote, southwest part of the State. KYUK Reporter Shane Iverson talked with people in Bethel to get a feel for what it means now that that the paper is closing down.

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Shane Iverson is a reporter at KYUK in Bethel.

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