Small town residents depend on their paper

By Sammy J. Franklin

This week – October 7-13, is National Newspaper Week. Please allow us to “toot” our own horn for a moment.

Two-thirds of residents in small towns across America depend upon their local newspaper for news and information, according to the National Newspaper Association’s most recent newspaper readership survey.

NNA, founded in 1885, represents 2,200 members across the U.S. Its mission is to protect, promote and enhance America’s community newspapers. Most of its members, including The Jena Times, are weekly or small daily newspapers in smaller or niche communities.


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