Nashville is the next Community Impact Newspaper metro, with Franklin-Brentwood edition to debut in March 2019

Community Impact Newspaper will debut its first Nashville-area edition in Franklin and Brentwood beginning in March.

Community Impact Newspaper will debut its first Nashville-area edition in Franklin and Brentwood beginning in March.

Nashville, Tennessee (Jan. 17, 2019)—Community Impact Newspaper announces its launch into Nashville, Tennessee, debuting its first area edition in the cities of Franklin and Brentwood. City residents can expect the hyperlocal publication to reach mailboxes in March. Community Impact Newspaper prides itself on delivering high-quality journalism and is excited to bring its commitment to print and community to Tennessee.

Publisher Patty McHugh and the rest of the Nashville metro team will be based in the new CI office in Cool Springs, but they will be seen out and about at local events and in Franklin and Brentwood city and county meetings. McHugh has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2012. She started the company’s Spring/Klein (Texas) edition and most recently led the The Woodlands (Texas) edition.

“Tennessee residents, families and businesses deserve to know what’s happening in the community around them with quality reporting and excellent visualizations put together by a passionate team,” McHugh said. “CI provides an opportunity for community connection by covering topics in a unique way. I look forward to bringing my passion for community journalism to my Franklin and Brentwood neighbors.”

The free-of-charge newspaper reports on businesses, community news, local government meetings, real estate and transportation developments, education, health care and other issues. Every home, business and apartment will receive the award-winning, full-cover newspaper in the mail monthly.

Editor Wendy Sturges and designer Lindsay Scott are moving from Community Impact Newspaper offices in Texas to bring the publication to Tennessee.

“I’m thrilled to help launch this new edition of our publication, and I’m looking forward to calling the area my new home,” Sturges said. “I can’t wait to hit the ground running, bringing vital news to this community and helping residents stay informed about what is going to affect them the most.”

“Communities thrive when they are informed and aware of what’s happening in their backyard,” said John P. Garrett, founder of Community Impact Newspaper. “We have a responsibility to serve each resident and deliver news that directly impacts those households.”

CI is committed to bringing credible and accurate news to residents and business owners with a relevance to their community values that locals will be able to recognize immediately. In celebration of the paper’s new home, CI will host a launch party open to all Franklin and Brentwood residents and friends of the paper. Follow on Facebook and Twitter via @impactnews for details and to RSVP.

Here is an overview of the Franklin-Brentwood distribution zone:

The following ZIP codes will receive the Franklin-Brentwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper.[/caption]

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 paper are delivered monthly to more than 2 million homes in Texas and Arizona, and now the paper serves new audiences with its edition in Tennessee. Read more about CI here, or visit us at @ImpactNews on Twitter.
By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.