How are things going for small papers? Very well, thank you for asking

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Valorie Zach has been the editor of the Niobrara Tribune in Niobrara, Neb.,
for the last 13 years. 

DURING THE PAST few years, there’s been a lot of talk about newspapers consolidating. Or going out of business. Or outsourcing their ads. Or outsourcing their design. (Perhaps they’re also outsourcing their thinking!).

The one key point not made in most of those stories is that it’s the metros and regional newspapers that are struggling to survive. In fly-over USA, though, the story is very different. Community newspapers are not only thriving, many are doing better than they ever have before!

Here’s one such story, from National Public Radio (the link is in print, though you can listen to it, too).

For those who work at community newspapers, this story will give you a boost!

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