Hyper, local: Meet Eli Boardman, publisher of the ‘Boardman Camera,’ plus: NPR as ‘hotbed’ of females, and Marie Colvin’s last rites

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Meet Eli Boardman, a newspaper publisher who has been popping up in our twitter feed this morning.

He just celebrated the 200th issue of the Boardman Camera, a Boulder-based community weekly he founded in February of 2007. He is all at once the editor, reporter, illustrator, ad guy, circulation manager and distributor. His beats include human interest, local business, travel, wildlife and open space. He has international readers as far away as Italy, Israel and Australia who receive the paper via email. He is 11 years old.

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"It's been fun and I've learned a lot of stuff and I think a lot of people would be disappointed if I stopped," he says in the video above.

So, in about seven years he becomes the collegiate Brian Stelter, and in about four more after that we should expect him on the front page of The New York Times. See you in 2024, Eli!

[Hat tip: Romenesko]

In other news...

Marie Colvin's funeral has been set for March 12 in New York. [A.P.]

News Corp. has dropped a top U.S. anti-bribery lawyer from its legal team. [The Guardian]

Rush Limbaugh is playing it cool with regard to the exodus of advertisers from his show in the wake of his incendiary remarks about a Georgetown Law Student and contraception advocate. [Media Decoder]

Bloomberg is overhauling its tech coverage. [Fast Company]

"How NPR became a hotbed for female journalists." [Newsweek]

How it recently revised its reporting standards. [C.J.R.]

The Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column has found a replacement for Kelly Evans. [Talking Biz News]

An A.P. for alt-weeklies. [Nieman Journalism Lab]

The B.B.C. gave Jarvis Cocker a radio series. [The Guardian]