Teen’s news website is buzzing

Teen’s news website is buzzing


He saw a need at just fourteen years of age, and started a news website. Now 4 years later…a Fort Dodge teen is running a site that many Fort Dodge residents call their main source for local news. KCCI’s Vanessa Peng joins us LIVE with his story…Vanessa ? Residents tell me they like the convenience of Fort Dodge Press and the fact that it’s free unlike many other local news websites. Thousands of Fort Dodge area residents say this website is becoming their main source for local news.Waiting is something Cain Junkman doesn’t like to do.Junkman was just 14 when he started Fort Dodge Press.The news source is exclusively online — through its own website and Facebook, which has well over 7 thousand likes.Junkman is now 18 — and is constantly driving around town looking for stories… his face often stuck behind a camera.Junkman’s operation is run by himself and some volunteers — He does hire someone to work on the website, but says he would like to get more advertisers and see Fort Dodge Press grow even more.

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