The new newspaper’s general manager, Leanne Libby, along with Community Impact Newspaper’s DFW publisher, Christal Howard, are thrilled to be expanding CI’s impact to Richardson residents. The Richardson CI team aims to connect communities through high-quality print journalism in the monthly print edition and daily updates online.
"The residents and business owners of Richardson deserve to have someone covering their city in a way that is unbiased and informative,” Howard said. “We believe not just in covering the important, newsworthy happenings; we believe in showing up. You'll see us all around town and at city council and school board meetings. It's a responsibility we are humbled to take on and don't take lightly."
Dallas-area native Olivia Lueckemeyer, who has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, is relocating from the CI headquarters to join the Richardson team as an editor.
"To have the honor of returning to my roots and bringing much-needed hyperlocal news to the people of Richardson is something I am truly grateful for," Lueckemeyer said. "I am confident that the city will benefit from informative, unbiased reporting on stories ranging from the area's diverse business community to its renowned school district, continued development of areas like the Telecom Corridor and so much more. I can't wait to get started."
The newspaper includes stories of local government meetings, transportation projects, development updates, education news, business openings and many more community-interest stories. All CI newspapers also feature full-color print advertising space for local business owners.
"We have already experienced Richardson's welcoming spirit through the Chamber of Commerce and city leadership we've met,” Libby said. “It's exciting to be here to dig in and share stories about the growth and redevelopment that is ongoing. This community has a rich history of strong businesses and connected citizens; I know they are going to enjoy reading our content each month."
In celebration of the newspaper’s new home, CI will host a launch party and ribbon cutting open to all Richardson residents and friends of the paper on September 18th. Save the date and look for more details to follow.
About Community Impact Newspaper:
Owners John and Jennifer Garrett launched the first edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2005 with three full-time employees covering Round Rock and Pflugerville in Central Texas.
The company debuted its new $10 million state-of-the-art printing facility in 2016 next to its headquarters in Pflugerville, Texas.
As other print publications scale back or cut ties altogether, Community Impact Newspaper continues gaining momentum as an information resource to residents. Hyperlocal versions of the newspaper are delivered monthly to more than 2 million homes, and the paper will soon serve new audiences with its edition in Arizona. Read more about CI here, or visit us at @impactnews on Twitter.