Lindsey Young began her post-college life as a high school teacher, instructing students in everything from English to public speaking to journalism.
Soon, when she and her husband purchased their first community newspaper, she added another skillset of professional journalist to her repertoire.
Today, Lindsey works full time as a part owner of Kansas Publishing Ventures, which owns four community weekly newspapers in south central Kansas.
She has a passion for community journalism and education, which led to the creation of the Press Pass course.
Lindsey earned her associate of arts degree at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan., in 2004. She was editor of the college’s newspaper during her sophomore year.
Lindsey graduated with honors from Bethel College in North Newton, Kan., in 2007 with a bachelor of arts in communications as well as a certification to teach speech/theatre. She later added certifications in English and journalism. At Bethel, she spent her junior year as the layout editor and senior year as co-editor of the school paper.
Lindsey and her husband, Joey, are majority owners of Kansas Publishing Ventures. They own three community Kansas weeklies: Harvey County Now, the Hillsboro Free Press and The Clarion. Lindsey is the primary copyeditor for the company, along with being the business manager, print consultant and helping with other odd jobs in the newsroom. She also writes a weekly cooking column that runs in all four newspapers as well as a few others around the state.
Lindsey has a passion for public speaking. She spoke at several recent press association conventions, including Kansas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska and North Dakota, and at the 2023 Rural Journalism Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.
Over the years, she has spoken at various events, from the Kansas Collegiate Press Association conference to classroom talks and even an appearance at a People of Kansas event at the Kansas State Fair. Below are a few videos from some of her speaking events.
Click below to watch the second time Lindsey spoke at a Hutchinson, Kansas, Talk20 event.
Click below to watch the first time Lindsey spoke at a Hutchinson, Kansas, Talk20 event.