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How to start and publish an independent Newspaper
Free Republic ^ | 09/21/2003 | Chad Fairbanks

Posted on 09/21/2003 4:12:17 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks

How To Start An Independent Newspaper

First off, let me be blunt: The last time I was involved in anything like this, was during the 1980s when I helped create and distribute a ‘newsletter’ – a cheap little ‘paper’ printed by a friend at a local print shop in the middle of the night, and distributed by hand in school during the day.

As such, I am posting this article from a perspective having a distinct lack of experience, in order to spark discussions, to learn from others more experienced than I, and to hopefully spark some creative ideas, solutions, and information from other FReepers.

So, without further ado, allow me to lay out some ideas, concepts, and such in order to begin the discussion.

What is an Alternative newspaper?

An Alternative Newspaper is a newspaper that provides news, opinions, or information that one would usually not find in the many mainstream daily newspapers which are published in cities and towns across the country. The term ‘Alternative’, is a word in modern parlance that is now devoid of any true meaning. What was once considered ‘alternative’ is now part of the mainstream culture. For our purposes, the word ‘alternative’ means something that is different than the mainstream liberal publications, as it pertains to print media.

Why would I want to start one?

Have you ever been at a bus top, subway station, or a music store, and seen free, independent ‘alternative’ newspapers sitting in racks? Have you ever noticed how often they are left-wing publications? Other than being more extreme, they are often not all that different from the mainstream newspapers. Wouldn’t you like to see one that espouses a conservative viewpoint for a change? Well, that’s not going to happen by itself. Someone needs to step up to the plate and get involved.

You may love to write, or perhaps you want an outlet for other creative ideas, such as cartooning. Perhaps you are tired of the local mainstream daily newspaper ignoring stories of local importance, or covering it with an obvious bias?

The simple answer is simply, “Why not?”

What should I do first?

Plan, plan, and plan some more. Creating, publishing, and distributing a newspaper is not any easy job. You must create a plan that will help you determine your goals, what you hope to accomplish, and how you are going to achieve what you set out to do. Much like a Business Plan – not only will this plan help to keep you on track, it may also help to secure funding.

Find a group of like-minded people in your area to help you. As you begin to plan, determine what skills they have, in order to determine what their responsibilities and duties will be. Each person will bring unique abilities to the table, and you must find a way to tap into those strengths.

What will your paper be called? What will its focus be? How often will you publish? How will you fund the publishing and distribution? How will you distribute it?

All these question, and many more, will need to be answered in your plan.

How will I pay for it?

Without a secure reliable source of revenue, you will never get your paper off the ground. The best plan in the world will not help you, if you are unable to implement it. So, how would you go about securing the funding necessary to launch your newspaper? There are many ways, and how you go about it may be different than how others do. You may choose to raise money through bake sales, or by approaching small businesses in your area to run ads. You may secure grants through sympathetic foundations or organizations, through donations from private individuals, or by paid subscriptions from readers.

How you intend to fund the venture should be a major part of your plan.

How will I publish my newspaper?

How you choose to print and publish your newspaper is important. Anyone can run to Kinko’s and run off 100 copies of a piece of paper. Actually publishing a newspaper, on the other hand, requires a little more work and planning.

One option is to approach a small local newspaper, and pay for a printing job. Many small newspapers perform third-party printing work in order to make extra money. You will be required, usually, to provide a camera-ready work for them to print. There are some software packages that can assist you in preparing a camera-ready work. An example would be Quark XPress, which can provide camera-ready artwork in PDF format.

How you prepare your newspaper copy will be determined by your printer. Many will have specific requirements, and when choosing a printer it is important to determine what their requirements are and whether you are able to meet those requirements.

How will I distribute my newspaper?

The manner in which you distribute your newspaper will again vary, depending on your needs, circumstances, and locality. You may be able to negotiate a deal by becoming an insert within another published paper. Another option would be to pay for placement through a company in your area that provides this type of service. The next time you are in a supermarket, or at a bus stop and you see the newspaper racks, check it out and find the information about the company that provides the racks and the space. Contact them and find out about placement for your paper.

Another option would be mail-order, home delivery, or you and some friends could hand them out to passers-by at a local shopping center.

When distributing, be creative. The more you distribute, the more people you will reach with your message.

A word of warning: Liberals, being intolerant as they are, have been know to steal and destroy as many copies of conservative papers as they can get their hands on. Depending on your area, you may need to take this type of activity into account. Secondly, they have also been known to slip inserts into other newspapers. Again, this may be something you need to watch for.

What are the legal issues involved?

This is a good question – one that I have relatively few answers for. The obvious one, which revolve around Libel, is something that I hope any lawyers here can answer. Other issues may include incorporating, LLCs, etc. which vary from locale to locale.


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So, there you have it - a few ideas that will hopefully spark some discussion, ideas, activism, and information.

This is an ongoing work in progress, and is in no way complete.

1 posted on 09/21/2003 4:12:17 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks
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To: Libertina
Ping!
2 posted on 09/21/2003 4:12:44 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Bob J
An Idea Ping...
3 posted on 09/21/2003 4:15:04 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
I like this. Every so often a useful idiot from the Many Races Foundation puts a newsletter in my door. The hucksters are making millions being political rabble rousers.

Aside from that, I have a lot of things and pictures I'd like to put down on paper. Thanks for this thread.
4 posted on 09/21/2003 4:17:26 PM PDT by cyborg (busily translating something fun...)
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To: cyborg
You are welcome - any ideas, etc... are certainly welcome, as well!
5 posted on 09/21/2003 4:18:12 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
bttt
6 posted on 09/21/2003 4:18:19 PM PDT by firewalk
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Another thing you should keep in mind is the focus of the paper in question.

For instance, who will be the bulk of the audience? Which socio-economic group? Will the paper fill a niche in the community, or will be a broad-based news media outlet?

Another thing to consider will be: how are you going to get writers for the paper? College students on a per-word basis, interns, or community members who submit articles on consignment?

Another issue: will the paper be a free paper, dependent on the advertising rates to pay for the costs, or will subscribers/fee pay cover part of the costs? Also, will there be more than one form of the paper (such as online)? Will this be subscription or a freebie?

Finally, How can you generate enough venture capital to invest in the startup costs of the paper? Investors, private donations from charity gropus, or another method? This should be in the business plan.

Finally, for the liberal freaks who steal papers in an effort to prevent the news from being disseminated, there are laws on the books for this form of misbehavior. I know they vary from state to state, but I think it comes down to the cost of the paper per issue for determining the level of the theft charge. I'll have to check further for information.

7 posted on 09/21/2003 4:27:51 PM PDT by Maigrey (Logan for Pinup of the Year!)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
bump & bkmk
8 posted on 09/21/2003 4:30:10 PM PDT by wizardoz (Bomb France.)
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To: Maigrey
Thanks for the input - There are so many variables that need to be kept in mind for a venture such as this. I know there are conservatives out there who have done things such as this in colleges around the country, so I'm hoping to draw upon the wealth of experience out there...

I'm in the 'research' phase for this right now, and I know that FReepers are a great source of information (as your reply shows)...
9 posted on 09/21/2003 4:40:22 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
What are the legal issues involved?

This is a good question – one that I have relatively few answers for

The legal thing is the part that would worry me most. Each city has an alternate newspaper, and they have three things in common: they're left wing, they're full of ads, and they never get sued.

I've seen some outrageous reporting in alternate newspapers, but these left wing papers get a pass on whatever they say and no advertisers pull away from them.

I'm quite sure a Conservative alternate newspaper wouldn't get the same treatment as a left wing paper. Print one column that "offends" liberals and the liberal double standard would kick in: Advertisers would be pressured to pull out, lawsuits would have to be paid for, and the paper racks would be vandelized.

Feedom of the press is a one-way road to radical liberals, and that's probably why you don't see any Conservative alternate newspapers in the local coffee shop rack.
10 posted on 09/21/2003 4:44:55 PM PDT by Noachian (Liberalism belongs to the Fool, the Fraud, and the Vacuous.)
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To: Noachian
Well, because of this threat, do we just roll over and not try? Because by doing that, they win.

You raise good, valid points, but to just give in means we lose by default. SOme things ARE worth fighting for, and our values should be one of them :0)

11 posted on 09/21/2003 4:54:22 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Noachian; Chad Fairbanks; Chancellor Palpatine; Scenic Sounds
That is a discouraging aspect.

I wonder if adequate use of disclaimers would solve the problem. (Pinging a couple of guys who might have some idea.)

Chad - I also wonder whether talking to or teaming up with someone from one of our two local conservative radio stations might be a good place to start. (Maybe someone here has contact with one of the local hosts.) They deal with a lot of the same issues, I would imagine, and maybe they could give you some good information.
12 posted on 09/21/2003 4:56:41 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Mary, help!" - General Wesley Clark, presidential candidate)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
BTTT LOL You really don't let any grass grow, do you? Now I'm going to go back and read it all :)
13 posted on 09/21/2003 4:56:56 PM PDT by Libertina (Puget Sound FReeper Chapter Rocks!)
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To: Libertina
Well, I may goof off a lot, but I do take stuff seriously on occasion LOL...
14 posted on 09/21/2003 4:57:41 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Well, there has to be a way to solve the problem. Conservative radio stations and web sites probably have the same issues, and they're out there.
15 posted on 09/21/2003 4:58:06 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Mary, help!" - General Wesley Clark, presidential candidate)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Good idea - perhaps, another aspect too is that local host might know of people who can help in other ways, as well. It's certainly worth a shot!
16 posted on 09/21/2003 4:58:23 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Call it "The Armadillo Times". ; )
17 posted on 09/21/2003 4:58:46 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Mary, help!" - General Wesley Clark, presidential candidate)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Problem is, many of the large circulation mainstream papers are running scared right now...

Internet.
18 posted on 09/21/2003 4:59:16 PM PDT by djf
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To: Noachian
three things in common: they're left wing, they're full of ads, and they never get sued
Correct... Unlike Jim Robinson and FR. Now even the Onion is pitching a hissy for posting and discussing their articles once in a while... However, since WE'LL be doing the publishing I think we can forge ahead.
19 posted on 09/21/2003 5:00:02 PM PDT by Libertina (Puget Sound FReeper Chapter Rocks!)
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To: djf
Not just the internet, but also because they pretty much suck.

The option also exists for this to be done online as well. This idea is certainly not limited to just actual print media, but online as well :0)
20 posted on 09/21/2003 5:00:25 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Maybe someone here can put you in touch with John Carlson, Kirby Wilbur, or Michael Medved - and if not, their email addresses are easy to get and you could just take a shot and see if they can help or know someone who can.
21 posted on 09/21/2003 5:00:28 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Mary, help!" - General Wesley Clark, presidential candidate)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
LOL I like your ideas, Daughter, about the radio staion partnerships and name.. Whether radio station would want to specifically be a partner is open to question, but loose partnerships should be workable - with different parties contributing bits.
22 posted on 09/21/2003 5:02:52 PM PDT by Libertina (Puget Sound FReeper Chapter Rocks!)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
LOL... I actually like it, for some reason ;0)
23 posted on 09/21/2003 5:03:55 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
What might be good is if you could tie them together. A small paper with say, four or five articles, pointed to a large, online edition that was much more expansive. If you had a small printed edition with a few hard hitting articles, you might be able to drum up enough subscription revenues to support a website.
24 posted on 09/21/2003 5:04:23 PM PDT by djf
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To: riri
bkmk
25 posted on 09/21/2003 5:07:26 PM PDT by riri
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To: Chad Fairbanks
I worked for a college paper for a few months in college (at least until I got p'd at the managing editor, who told me in front of the entire staff that what I wrote was (bleep) and that I needed to learn how to write.) I walked out.

Ever since, I've done research in the business side of the newspaper publishing.

-Maigrey-
Meeman School of Journalism, UM, '98

26 posted on 09/21/2003 5:08:54 PM PDT by Maigrey (Logan for Pinup of the Year!)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Chad, thanks for a great compilation and sharing your experience with us.

The question I have is this: why would you want to start a newspaper with clear diseconomies of scale (to be big is cheaper than small but requires huge funds to get there), when you can create a web site? The "distribution" of materials, as well as marketing, must be much cheaper.

27 posted on 09/21/2003 5:10:22 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Another thing to think about is the use of images: who will take the pictures, and have them developed (or will the images be digital, to save on some costs?)

Most images for newspapers look 100% better using a "real" camera rather than a less expensive digital camera. (the issue is resolution rates and image size for the computer systems.)

28 posted on 09/21/2003 5:10:53 PM PDT by Maigrey (Logan for Pinup of the Year!)
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To: Noachian
Just to dispute your comments, even if the paper in question is considered "centrist" the liberals would scream about it being a conservative paper.

The legalities could be handled on a case by case basis until the paper took off or folded.

But saying that it's a lost cause and not worth fighting for is foolish. That is what makes the fight that much worth it, and worth fighting for.

29 posted on 09/21/2003 5:14:06 PM PDT by Maigrey (Logan for Pinup of the Year!)
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To: TopQuark
The printed version could be the text side, where the online version could include the graphics. It goes without saying it would need a website, all businesses have websites, I think even bordellos have websites.
30 posted on 09/21/2003 5:14:07 PM PDT by djf
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To: djf
That's a great idea.
31 posted on 09/21/2003 5:14:30 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Mary, help!" - General Wesley Clark, presidential candidate)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Well, because of this threat, do we just roll over and not try? Because by doing that, they win.

You raise good, valid points, but to just give in means we lose by default. SOme things ARE worth fighting for, and our values should be one of them :0)

I agree completely with what you're saying. My point is that liberals have a double standard when it comes to ANYONE who opposes their point of view. I think we can both agree on that. They also have backing in the liberal media, in a liberal judiciary, and in advertisers who cater to liberals.

Ask yourself why there aren't any Conservative alternate newspapers on your local bookstore rack. Surely there must have been some Conservatives who had an itch to start their own newspaper. Sure, you'll see some small papers printed by local groups, but nothing like the alternates. Few ads, and few readers.

My own opinion on alternate newspapers is that they only publish in a city that will support their liberal views. This guarantees them a liberal readership and advertisers that cater to that readership. I doubt you'd find a liberal alternate in a Conservative stronghold.

So, taking the politics of your locale into consideration, and being wary of law suits, I'll wish you the best of luck and hope to read your paper one day.
32 posted on 09/21/2003 5:14:30 PM PDT by Noachian (Liberalism belongs to the Fool, the Fraud, and the Vacuous.)
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To: Libertina
Agreed, Libertina - maybe there are local well-known conservatives who would contribute a written piece on occasion.
33 posted on 09/21/2003 5:18:18 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Mary, help!" - General Wesley Clark, presidential candidate)
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To: Maigrey
I never said it was a lost cause. I'm just pointing out some of the realities on the down side. Whether you make it or not is totally dependent on you.

Take a look at post number 32 post to Chad Fairbanks.
34 posted on 09/21/2003 5:19:54 PM PDT by Noachian (Liberalism belongs to the Fool, the Fraud, and the Vacuous.)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
I have a feeling that, even if you ran the "paper" as a centrist media, that most of the people who you deem as part of the paper's demographic would appreciate the lack of bias that most of the news that is currently being shoved down their throat.

The other issue that is causing problems for the paper media are the decline in advertising and advertising rates being charged to cover the media's costs.

See, papers don't recoup their funds from the paid subscriptions, but from the funding they receive from the advertisers. (In the editing room, the advertisements are laid out 24 to 36 hours ahead of time before the news is laid out! So, this should give you an idea what drives papers. (Hint: it's not the writers....)

So, if you wanted to make it succeed, as a public company, you;ll need some driven sales force people. (gag, I know...)

35 posted on 09/21/2003 5:20:21 PM PDT by Maigrey (Logan for Pinup of the Year!)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Well you know, that's another thing to think about - the tone you want to set, starting with the name.

An armadillo is a very conservative creature, if you think about it. It needs a hard shell to survive because it gets pelted all the time. ; )

If this is your brainchild, something tells me it's going to have a humorous edge - which I think is good, because people who aren't interested in reading something that is labeled "right-wing" and appears heavy might pick up a paper with a provocative, funny name, have a laugh or two (at the expense of the commies : ), and start thinking.

Maybe that's not the idea - maybe you want to aim right for the people who are already solidly conservative...but it's stuff to ponder.
36 posted on 09/21/2003 5:23:17 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Mary, help!" - General Wesley Clark, presidential candidate)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Right now, the goal is reasearch, thinking, planning, and discussion on what the best way to go is, and how to get there...
37 posted on 09/21/2003 5:31:30 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Notice how all the "free" newspapers (ie, newspapers whose costs are 100% supported by ads) are extreme Leftist, while conservative journals like National Review are mostly supported by subscription, and places like FR are 100% financed by readers. When you have a situation like that, widespread throughout the country, it makes sense to assume that it's not coincidence, but a symptom of a systemic problem

Leftists and Conservatives do not behave the same. Leftists LOVE to harass and boycott any company that supports the Right. The Right does not throw rocks thru a company manager's window merely because the company bought add space in a Leftist publication. Therefore, companies that just want to make a peaceful profit shy away from "controversial" (ie Rightwing) publications.

38 posted on 09/21/2003 5:31:49 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer === (Finally employed again! Whoopie))
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To: TopQuark
You raise an interesting point... However, on the flip side, I meet people in my own neighborhood who can't afford a computer, let alone an interent account. I'ts a sad reality. All these people know is what they see on the 6 o'closk news, or wahtever they can glean from the headlines they see in the store.

That's not to say that online isn't the way to go, but part of the idea is to reach new people...
39 posted on 09/21/2003 5:33:10 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: djf
A very interesting idea...
40 posted on 09/21/2003 5:34:40 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Maigrey
Well, any experiences, ideas, problems, solutions etc... that you can share will be VERY much appreciated :0)
41 posted on 09/21/2003 5:35:31 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Puget Sound freepers, roller coaster accident at the Puyallup fair, no details yet...
42 posted on 09/21/2003 5:36:38 PM PDT by djf
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Distribute papers in areas that support your advertisers. Distribution outside advertisers boundaries is fun, but destructive to your paper's survival. Word of mouth matters. Also, skip vanity printings. The number of pages printed is dependent on column inches sold. Keep it honest.

When distributing, be creative. The more you distribute, the more people you will reach with your message.

43 posted on 09/21/2003 5:38:07 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: SauronOfMordor
True enough - Although, people who subscribe to conservative magazines, newspapers, and wesites and the like have already for the most part made up their mind on where they stand on given issues.

I'm trying to consider ways to reach new people - people who, possibly, could be persuaded to take a look at what we have to say. I do, however, understand exactly what you are saying :0)
44 posted on 09/21/2003 5:39:01 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: GOPJ
Exactly - consider that the larger newspapers only really have a little space for smaller localities - a small, community-focused publication that gave people more information about the goings--on in their own community might be worthwhile... that, and local small businesses might be more inclined to advertise locally...???
45 posted on 09/21/2003 5:41:34 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Noted.

Best of luck to you, Chad - I know it will be great.
46 posted on 09/21/2003 5:42:59 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Mary, help!" - General Wesley Clark, presidential candidate)
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To: djf
Two cars bumped in the station, no big deal, everyone seems ok.
47 posted on 09/21/2003 5:43:52 PM PDT by djf
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Thanks... :0)

48 posted on 09/21/2003 5:44:18 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
The Rhinoceres Times has been a successful conservative weekly newspaper for about 10 years now. If you're serious about getting a paper started, John and William Hammer, the editor and publisher respectively, are bound to have good advice.
49 posted on 09/21/2003 5:49:37 PM PDT by Mark Turbo (Safety: The official state religion)
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To: Mark Turbo
THanks for the link, and the idea!
50 posted on 09/21/2003 5:50:11 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ("People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public." - Bryan White)
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