Ask the Editor: How does Community Impact Newspaper select its Impacts and To-do list items?


As part of every edition, we publish an Impacts section featuring announcements about businesses that are coming soon, have recently opened, relocated, renovated or expanded, are under new management or ownership, changed names, or closed. We also include a monthly calendar of events and important dates called the To-do list.

Although we welcome tips from the community sent via email or social media, the information on our Impacts page often stems from a City Council meeting involving a permit or variance request.

We also find business news by tracking permits online or even by driving around the city looking for leads.

Similarly, our To-do list events are compiled from information emailed to us or submitted online at This online resource is especially useful for items that have not made our print deadline.

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Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.
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