Free Newspapers Continue to Find Success.

Author:Sethre, Jason
Position:Comments - Letter to the editor

Thanks Tim for bringing up a concern that I have for our entire industry. ("Business of News: Going Digital-Only," March 2019) Unfortunately, the failings of our big brothers (dailies) seem to make everyone think that the industry is a sinking ship, which isn't true at all. Free distribution newspapers available in print and online have continued to move forward with outstanding success for the sake of readers and advertisers. Our newspaper, the Fillmore County Journal, a 13,500 circulation weekly newspaper in Southeast Minnesota, covers 15 city councils, seven school boards, county government meetings, and township news when there is a story that needs to be told. We also provide free obituaries in print and online. That's right, no cost! Free birth announcements, free engagement announcements, free wedding announcements, free military service...

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