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What is a community newspaper and what is the NNA/NNAF doing to help keep them relevant? It takes a healthy community to support a healthy newspaper. But a healthy newspaper can also promote a healthy community.  It takes hands-on idea development, good news coverage and creative spirits to help communities and newspapers to thrive.

We are using our peer networks to support each other through tough times - Great Ideas Exchange, Facebook Community Forum, Journalism Training, Postal Training and Convention.  We are using our limited resources to give the industry new tools.  We are looking around corners to help both communities and newspapers. The key to the thriving community newspaper is investment—not just of money, but of time, energy, creativity and our own community like NNA and others that are helping us through a tough time.

Cecile Wehrman, The Journal to expand literacy project statewide

Feb 1, 2023

‘If people don't like to read, then what does the newspaper have to offer them?’

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Celebrating 50 years of newspaper ownership, Roy Eaton is still in the game

Feb 1, 2023

Fifty years have gone by since Roy and Jeannine Eaton bought the Wise County Messenger, and their adventure continues.

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Minnesota publisher builds partnership offering digital TV billboard advertising

Feb 1, 2023

Recent years have seen a rise in the number of newspapers offering their merchants more variety in how and where they can place their ad dollars while staying with their well-known, long-trusted and reliable ...

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Troutman Media buys Cassville Democrat

Feb 1, 2023

The Cassville Democrat has been corporately owned since 2004, and on Jan. 1, 2023, the 151-year-old publication will once again be locally owned.

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Rural journalism is good journalism

Dec 1, 2022

We think it’s important to exalt examples of good work, and that’s why we present the Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, integrity and tenacity in rural journalism — and partner with ...

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Sioux City (Iowa) Journal editor has been keeping a fresh perspective on news for 43 years

Dec 1, 2022

After interviewing the dozens of U.S. presidential candidates that have paraded through the Sioux City (Iowa) Journal over the last 43 years, one thing stands out in Bruce Miller’s memory — ...

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Cheryl Vespoint: Work hard and never give up

Nov 1, 2022

Cheryl Vespoint has published The Barberton (Ohio) Herald since 2004, after purchasing it from her mother and stepfather, David Allen Richardson and Catherine Ann Robertson.

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Through the viewfinder ⁠— 4th quarter 2022

Oct 1, 2022

Winning photographs in the Fourth Quarter 2022 Pub Aux Photo contest, taken from Sept. 9, 2021, to Sept. 9, 2022, are pictured below with submitted caption and attribution.

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Bears, large dogs and community newspapers

Sep 1, 2022

It happened in February 2016. Somebody driving home saw what she was sure was a bear, meandering on a hill near the auto parts store. Bear sightings in northwestern Illinois are rare, so she called 911. What ...

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