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Community newspapers


  • Newspapers that cover the issues that affect a cohesive geographic, ethnic, cultural, educational, etc., community.
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  • Form

    • Community newspapers
  • Variants

    • Neighborhood newspapers
    • Suburban newspapers
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Capitol Hill times, Nov. 18, 1959.
    • found: Muck Rack website, Nov. 19, 2019(Capitol Hill Times; newspaper; The Capitol Hill Times is a community weekly that has covered Seattle's most vibrant and eclectic neighborhood since 1926)
    • found: With fewer Capitol Hill stories, Capitol Hill times still printing, via Capitol Hill Seattle blog, posted May 14, 2018, viewed Nov. 19, 2019(Serving Capitol Hill since 1926; Capitol Hill-focused articles; local journalism dedicated to your neighborhood; Capitol Hill reporting)
    • found: University of Washington newspaper genre list, via WWW, Nov. 19, 2019(Community newspapers. UF Neighborhood newspapers; Suburban newspapers. SN Use for local newspapers published for a particular neighborhood within a city or county jurisdiction.
    • found: Saving community journalism website, Nov. 19, 2019:Get started > Lesson 1 (According to the traditional definition, a community newspaper is a small daily or non-daily with less than 15,000 in circulation. But in the digital age, that definition is becoming outdated, as more and more readers get their news from digital sources. Therefore, in the book, we defined a community newspaper as any news organization whose primary mission is to cover the important issues that affect a cohesive and well-defined geographic, ethnic or cultural community. A community newspaper can have a circulation of a few thousand readers or nearly a hundred thousand. What is important is not the size; rather, it is the mission of the newspaper. Under this new definition, when we speak about "community newspapers" we are talking about small and midsize dailies, non-dailies, and ethnic newspapers)
    • found: About community newspapers, via National Newspapers Association website, Nov. 19, 2019(early community newspapers were generally non-daily publications serving a small community. Over the years, as markets, technologies and business models changed, distinguishing community newspapers based on frequency or circulation was no longer appropriate; today, the distinguishing characteristic of a community newspaper is its commitment to serving the information needs of a particular community. The community is defined by the community's members and a shared sense of belonging. A community may be geographic, political, social or religious. A community newspaper may be published once a week or daily. Some community newspapers exist only in cyberspace. Any newspaper that defines itself as committed to serving a particular community many be defined as a "community newspaper")
  • General Notes

    • Newspapers that cover the issues that affect a cohesive geographic, ethnic, cultural, educational, etc., community.
  • Change Notes

    • 2019-11-19: new
    • 2020-11-13: revised
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