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Ownership

Insight for owners regarding prospective buyers, effective ownership structure, etc.

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

Jan 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 ...

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

Dec 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 ...

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Choosing and using a newspaper broker

Dec 2, 2014

Almost every independent newspaper owner goes through many turns in the road once he or she begins contemplating the sale of a property that may have been in the family for many years, and likely has become ...

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'A newspaper has to have a personality'

Nov 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, ...

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‘I just did what needed to be done’

Oct 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 ...

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‘We need to stay relevant’

Aug 8, 2014

Sol Lewis was a popular and talented writer for the New York World newspaper in New York City, when he “jumped deliberately to a town of 1,500 population, Lynden, WA, to become owner and editor of ...

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Hard work still required: American legends

Aug 8, 2014

It’s an American legend—the mom and pop newspaper.

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‘If someone’s soles are worn thin, he must be doing a good job’

Jul 8, 2014

If you told Eric NeSmith that his shoes are starting to show some wear and tear, he’d take that as high praise.

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Develop great advertising ideas with a newspaper exchange

Jul 8, 2014

It’s time to launch another national exchange of newspapers.

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