Enterprise Stories

Links to a sampling of the newspaper’s best enterprise stories from the previous year selected by Associate Editor Print & Online Production: Jerry Sova.

  1. Grass lake teens paralyzed

    By Aaron Aupperlee;

  2. Suspended Jackson County District Judge James M. Justin dismissed traffic tickets against him, his wife

    By Brad Flory;

  3. 39 school employees in area make more than $100,000; Jackson Public Schools had 16 on list

    By Bob Wheaton;

  4. SPECIAL HEROIN REPORT: Addictive drug that can shatter lives 'is back strong in Jackson'

    By Aaron Aupperlee;

  5. Todd Sanford Jr. exhibits erratic and irrational behavior in weeks leading up to the murder-suicide

    By Danielle Quisenberry;

  6. Emmarie

    By Nick Dentamaro;

  7. Kit Young Bulldogs

    By Nick Dentamaro;

  8. Officer James Bonneau Funeral Services

    By Nick Dentamaro;


Enterprise reporting describes published news reports that are not based on press releases or news conferences. Enterprise reporting is all about stories a reporter or an editor dig up on his or her own, often what some people might call "scoops." Enterprise reporting may also focus on events, but it usually goes beyond merely covering these events when reporters explore the forces shaping the events.

Through enterprise reporting a news organization demonstrates its understanding of the key issues and interests of its community and it demonstrates the extent of the skill of its staff to report on these matters.