Community Newspaper News

Community papers buck the trend of the metros

December 2, 2014

Kelli Bultena, publisher of Tea (SD) Weekly, sent me a link to a column titled, “The Bad News About the News,” in the Oct. 16, 2014, edition of The Brookings Essay. The essay was written by Robert G. Kaiser, former editor of The Washington Post.

Sale of the paper brings concerns about a livable retirement income: Taxes!

December 2, 2014

You started your community newspaper 30-40 years ago with a dream. Against all odds, you competed with the large daily newspapers and carved out your local niche. However, none of your children or grandchildren want to work the long hours that you do—where you are the chief editor, sales manager, and even the weekend janitor.

‘Every morning my family gathered at the breakfast table to read the newspaper’

December 2, 2014

Matt Adelman’s many years of hard work in the Freedom of Information arena have paid off, and today he can say with confidence that public officials in his community are all for open government.

GA publisher wants to pay it forward

December 2, 2014

It was a random act of kindness decades ago that led Dink NeSmith, president of Community Newspapers Inc., to want to help a 6-year-old, special needs boy in Massachusetts.

Survey responses show glimpse into the state of newspapers

November 3, 2014

This column is dedicated to anyone who publishes, writes, edits, designs, sells ads or delivers or does anything else in the newspaper industry.

'A newspaper has to have a personality'

November 3, 2014

Alan Baker is having fun. He’s up in Ellsworth, ME, publishing two of the best community newspapers in the country. His stable of columnists include a retired CIA agent who writes about foreign affairs, a former state senate appropriations committee chairwoman who writes about state affairs, and a managing editor who writes hilariously about cheap wine.

5 rules this copy editor is losing sleep over

October 17, 2014

After my last article on things I’m not losing sleep over as a copy editor, I thought it only fair to tell you what is keeping me up at night.

Athlon media group to acquire Parade

October 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN—Athlon Media Group announced it has entered an agreement to purchase Parade and Dash magazines with associated digital assets from Parade Media Group LLC.

Turn your advertisers into your best salespeople: Testimonials

October 17, 2014

My name is Herb, and I’ve just put up the sign for my new business, “Herb’s Superb Speedy Auto Repair.”

‘I just did what needed to be done’

October 17, 2014

Holli Seehafer and Debbie Hemmer never set out to buy a newspaper, but when their bosses, Phyllis and Clarence Justice, both in their 90s and ailing, made them an offer they couldn’t refuse, they took over the Grant County Review in Milbank, SD, October 2013.

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