Recent J-alum produces documentary about family-owned Wenatchee World

In collaboration with the Washington State Legacy Project, Simon Fox (B.A., 2015) produced a 12-minute documentary about the heirs of one of the last remaining family-owned newspapers in the country, The Wenatchee World.

Narrated by journalism veteran turned historian John Hughes, “Kings of The World” starts 110 years ago at the beginning with Rufus Woods – now the story is told by his 96-year-old son Wilfred Woods and the third generation publisher, also Rufus, who has kept public service journalism alive.

“Working with John was incredible; the paramount experience of my education,” Fox said. “As a young cynic, the benefits of being around such forces of good in the industry like John, Wilf, and Rufus were not lost on me.”

Publisher and editorial advisor to The Daily, Diana Kramer, connected Fox to Hughes, who works with the Washington State Legacy Project to capture stories of fascinating newsmakers to educate the public and students through history.