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 seven—a general manager, two account executives, a designer, two reporters and an editor—and provide hyperlocal news for free in The Woodlands.

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 advertisements. If you have any questions, email us anytime at

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Vanessa Holt
A resident of the Houston area since 2011, Vanessa began working in community journalism in her home state of New Jersey in 1996. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2016 as a reporter for the Spring/Klein edition and became editor of the paper in March 2017.
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