THE LEADER is an independent news outlet launched in Hays, Kansas during the summer of 2016.  The Leader is bringing back the power of the press to everyday people.

We live and die by the principles of a free press and operate under the moral imperative to keep institutions in check on behalf of the public interest. Our viewer-funded model allows us to tackle stories that hurt a traditional outlet’s ad-revenue.  Let us gain your trust as a unique source of data, investigative reporting, research, analysis and direct dialogues.