Welcome to the South Bend Voice! This website is dedicated to providing quality journalism, cultural awareness and informed opinion from independent voices throughout Northern Indiana and beyond. The goal of the South Bend Voice is to inform readers, engage the community, generate healthy debate, and pose tough questions of political, cultural, and business leaders.
Journalism is more than just reporting facts. It is about driving the conversation and putting events into context. Context requires a subjectivity that most mainstream media outlets claim to avoid but that they ultimately engage in on a daily basis. Deciding what story to run, who to interview and how to frame a story is all subjective, even if the underlying facts are objectively laid out.
South Bend Voice does not try to hide from our personal experiences in the guise of faux objectivity. We come from the school of muckraking journalism that is essential to a living democracy. We are unafraid, ready to rattle the cages in order to get at the heart of an issue. We advocate the values of equality, fairness, and collective responsibility, the cornerstones of American civic-minded social justice.
Who We Are
Kyle is a Master of Public Affairs graduate student at Indiana University South Bend. He resides in South Bend, Indiana, where he was born and raised. His research on undocumented immigrants appeared in the inaugural edition of Indiana University South Bend’s peer-reviewed Graduate Research Journal; his research on sports development in IUSB’s Undergraduate Research Journal; and a piece on gender stereotypes was published in IUSB’s New Views on Gender.
Kyle founded the video game website Game Freaks 365 in 2003 and served as its Editor-in-Chief until June 2014. He created the South Bend Voice as an alternative to traditional local media. The skills that he acquired as a veteran video game journalist, academic writer, researcher, novelist, and political analyst all contribute to his work on the South Bend Voice.
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