Community Newspaper News

Young people do still read news in papers

February 16, 2015

I really don’t mean to get this worked up about things. Oh, sorry. I sometimes digress. Let me catch you up.

‘I used to be a snob and thought that was not to what real newspapers aspire’

February 16, 2015

As a young reporter, Brent Schacherer once looked down his nose at the weekly newspapers catering to the moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas who loved to cut out and save the names of their children, friends and relatives whose achievements made their way into the news.

What about unsolicited ads by fax?

February 16, 2015


 I am confused about the rules for sending faxes now. Are we allowed to fax information about upcoming promotions to our customers?

Survey: Locally owned newspapers most effective

January 14, 2015

Wow! Today has been one of those days. You’re in the business. You know what I’m talking about.

‘It angers longtime readers when you offer special deals to new subscribers only’

January 14, 2015

Growing up with her family’s newspaper, Regina Barton Keilers was reluctant to enter the business, but today, one year into her job as publisher of the Fayette County Record in LaGrange, TX, she is having so much fun it doesn’t even feel like work to her.

University helps with sale of weekly paper in KS

January 14, 2015

Rural Kansas publishers ready to retire, but with no prospective buyers on the horizons, could have a better way to transition into retirement with the help of a program started by the University of Kansas School of Business.

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.

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