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 four—a general manager, an account executive, a designer and an editor—and provide hyperlocal news for free in Richardson. That said, each article we write is independent from 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

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Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.
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