Atlanta metro is next stop for Community Impact Newspaper expansion plans

Allison Altobelli (left) and Community Impact Newspaper CEO announce a 2020 expansion plan to the Atlanta metro. Altobelli will lead the expansion metro as the first publisher.

Allison Altobelli (left) and Community Impact Newspaper CEO announce a 2020 expansion plan to the Atlanta metro. Altobelli will lead the expansion metro as the first publisher.

Atlanta, Georgia (Oct. 25, 2019)—Community Impact Newspaper announces its launch into the Atlanta area, debuting in early 2020. Community Impact Newspaper prides itself on delivering high-quality local journalism and is excited to bring its commitment to print and our mission of building communities of informed citizens to Atlanta. A new team has been established to bring hyperlocal journalism coverage to the sixth metropolitan area for Community Impact Newspaper—joining Austin, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Nashville. Community Impact Newspaper currently has 33 hyperlocal editions around the country and is delivered to more than 2.7 million addresses.

Allison Altobelli was named publisher during an annual companywide conference held Oct. 24-25. Altobelli, a longtime newspaper executive and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution director of sales and product strategy, is a tenured veteran of the newspaper industry with more than 15 years of sales leadership experience. Prior to relocating to Atlanta in 2016, she served as the director of advertising financial operations at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Altobelli also spent eight years at The Washington Post in various sales, marketing and leadership roles.

“I am thrilled to be joining Community Impact Newspaper and to lead the Atlanta launch,” Altobelli said. “Businesses and consumers in our community have needed a newspaper like this for a long time. As our area continues to boom, CI Atlanta will be there as an engaged, essential news resource to everyone we serve.”

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 in the paper’s coverage area will receive the award-winning, full-color newspaper in the mail on a monthly basis. The news outlet also operates daily online.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to have Allison join the Community Impact team. Allison is a thoughtful leader in the future of community journalism, and her passion for our industry and our mission will serve Atlanta well. Communities thrive when they are informed and aware of what’s happening in their backyard,” said John P. Garrett, founder and CEO of Community Impact Newspaper. “We have a responsibility to serve each resident and deliver news that directly impacts those households. We firmly believe that everyone—regardless of socioeconomic status—deserves high-quality local journalism. We also believe local businesses want more effective and trusted platforms to get the word out about their business. Our unique journalism approach is funded entirely by local advertising supported by local businesses with a commitment to inform all local citizens.”

Community Impact Newspaper is privately owned by John and Jennifer Garrett and based in Pflugerville, Texas. Founded in 2005, Community Impact Newspaper is committed to bringing credible and accurate news to residents and business owners through the collaboration of a passionate team. For more information, visit