Ask the editor: How is ‘Community Impact Newspaper’ funded?


Community Impact Newspaper, which has 26 papers across Texas and Arizona, relies solely on local advertising for funding.

As a privately owned company, our founders, John and Jennifer Garrett, realized the value in local journalism supported by local advertising.

Advertising in Community Impact Newspaper not only allows us to produce quality content, but it also allows us to maintain a solid team of five—a general manager, an account executive, a designer, a senior reporter and an editor—and provide hyperlocal news for free in Frisco. That said, each article we write is independent of our advertisers.

Our monthly print edition comprises 50 percent editorial content and 50 percent advertising. This ratio helps us to balance hyperlocal reporting and news with the support of high-quality advertisements.

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Lindsey Juarez Monsivais
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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