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Scott Faughn

Publisher, The Missouri Times

Host, This Week in Missouri Politics

Scott Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri Times. Before beginning his publishing career, Faughn was elected the youngest mayor in the history of Poplar Bluff at the age of 22.

Faughn is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers College. He is a member of the Missouri Sunshine Coalition, The National Association of Alternative Newsweeklies of America, Americans for Free Speech, Poplar Bluff Downtown Business Owners Association, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson City Downtown Business Owners Association, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Readers can contact Scott via email at scott@missouritimes[dot]com or on Twitter at @scottfaughn

Matthew McFarland

Editor, The Missouri Times

Matthew is the editor of The Missouri Times. He joined the Times as editor in May 2022.

Matthew attends the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he will earn a Bachelor’s degree in writing and reporting. He has previously worked as a reporter for the Columbia Missourian and has done freelance work for the Jefferson City News Tribune.

He is a native of Northwest Ohio and loves to focus on investigative reporting.

Readers can contact Matthew via email at Matthew@missouritimes[dot]com or on Twitter at @ByMattMcFarland

James Turner

Reporter, The Missouri Times

James Turner studies political science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Previously, he was a legislative intern for the Associated Students of the University of Missouri. James is a native of Ferguson, Missouri.

Readers can contact James via email at james@themissouritimes[dot]com or on Twitter at @jamesturner3rd.