Ask the editor: How are monthly issues of ‘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 reporter and an editor—and provide hyperlocal news for free in Tomball and Magnolia.

That said, each article we write is independent from our advertisers. Since October 2010, our paper has grown from 24 pages to more than 50 pages through the support of high-quality advertisements. This has allowed us to include more hyperlocal reporting for our readers.

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Anna Lotz
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.
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