Pulaski News is the oldest student-run community newspaper in the nation. The Pulaski News was originally started during the Great Depression, was privately owned, and was called the Tri-Copa. Pulaski News was restarted under its current name in 1942 by Frank Joswick, the first Superintendent of the Pulaski Community School District.
There is a two-fold purpose of paper: to inform readership of news in communities within the Pulaski Community School District and to offer students a life-shaping workforce development tool. The paper is produced 26 times per year and is written entirely by students in the Pulaski News course at Pulaski High School. During the school year, students receive credit for an English course. During the summer, there are 4-5 paid editors on staff.
The Pulaski News has produced many award-winning writers, such as Jaqui Banaszynski who won a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing. Many Pulaski News students move on to become journalists, writers, and professionals in all areas.
The current staff of the paper includes Kimberly Uelmen, Editor-in-Chief; Laurie Fischer, Business Manager; Sue Simoens, Ad Design/Layout; and Steve Seamandel, Journalism Instructor.