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

Community apathy led to death of Warroad (Minnesota) Pioneer

Jun 1, 2019

“He said he spent a week in Warroad, talking to locals about the paper closing. He admitted that most folks, outside of the Pioneer staff and their husbands, didn't seem too broken up about it.”

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Jessica Westerman, a rookie publisher who is making a difference one page at a time

May 1, 2019

Westerman, who is an experienced multimedia developer, had no experience running a business or editing a newspaper when she took over the tiny weekly after its former owner decided to stop publishing it.

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In Asbury Park and beyond, The Coaster covers the nooks and crannies

Mar 1, 2019

From garden clubs to rock and roll, Black History Month to local government, the newspaper’s tiny staff spreads itself thin to cover Monmouth County’s two cities and eight boroughs and townships. 

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Learning the secrets to successful newspapers

Dec 27, 2018

When Tommy Thomason invited me to spend a couple of days at the Texas Center for Community Journalism a few months ago, I was quick to answer. I don’t work in Texas nearly as much as I used to, and ...

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A membership-supported, for-profit model newspaper

Oct 31, 2018

After more than four years of trying everything to attract advertisers for our small-town weekly paper—even including a last-resort, full-market coverage, free newspaper—it became clear to ...

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What would help expand your business? Diversify

Oct 31, 2018

For most of his newspaper’s 98-year history, it was blessed with isolation, said David Woronoff, publisher and owner of The Pilot in Southern Pines, NC. The bi-weekly sits in the geographic center ...

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Are analytics the future of print?

Oct 31, 2018

It’s 2000, and the mood is jubilant at PennySaver, a free-distribution advertising publication. These are heady days for print. A booming real estate and services sector means happy reps and healthy ...

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‘I fell in love with community newspaper publishing right away’

Oct 22, 2018

It’s mid-morning on Thursday, Sept. 20. The sun is burning off the gray clouds over Stonington, ME, and through a window that looks out onto the Stonington Harbor, one can see the rays gleaming off ...

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Three generations of publishers have built a newspaper institution in Moab

Aug 30, 2018

The work is not easy, and it seems to get harder every day, yet the owners and employees of the Moab (UT) Times-Independent continue to excel in its mission to deliver news and information to its readers.

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