Press

December 2016

News & Tech: Hyperlocal vs. international news desks

November 2016

Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University: At Texas’s thriving Community Impact, print is the focus, not digital (and that’s the point)

October 2016

News & Tech: Commitment to print, commitment to community
Community Impact Newspaper: Community Impact Newspaper gets $10 million press rolling

July 2016

Community Impact Newspaper: David Arkin named Chief Content Officer for Community Impact Newspaper

February 2016

Goss International: Community Impact Newspaper to launch new in-house print facility with Goss Magnum Compact

September 2015

GXPress: Garretts’ print concept is bigger than Texas
Community Impact Newspaper: 10 years in Central Texas

June 2015

Austin Business Journal: Garrett: New $10M press can’t be shared — for now
Austin Business Journal: Community Impact plans $10M printing facility to fuel growth
Community Impact Newspaper: Local newspaper expands to printing operation

February 2015

Community Impact Newspaper: Texas legislators recognize Feb. 11 as Community Impact Newspaper Day at the Capitol

April 2014

Fox 26 News: Community Impact Newspaper & FOX 26 News launch partnership

March 2014

Community Impact Newspaper: Austin Mayor declares Community Impact Newspaper Day

February 2013 

Vuelio (UK): Community Impact Newspaper: Success in Print

January 2013

Forbes: New Shoots In Old Growth – Remaking The Local Newspaper

December 2012

Austin Business Journal: News group to build $2.5M campus in Pflugerville

February 2012

CultureMap Austin: Making local news relevant: Community Impact brings the local paper back from the dead

November 2011

Editor & Publisher: Community Impact Newspaper Thrives in Texas

May 2011

Editor & Publisher: Community Impact Newspaper Launches 11th Paper in Texas 
Austin Business Journal: Community Impact Newspaper is expanding south of Austin

March 2011

Editor & Publisher: Community Impact Newspaper Launches 10th Paper in Texas

October 2010

Houston Business Journal: Community Impact Newspaper prints first Tomball/Magnolia edition

September 2010

Sam Houston State University: SHSU’s ‘Outstanding Young Alumnus’ Makes Big Impact

August 2010

Columbia Journalism Review: The Fastest-Growing Media Companies in America
Business Insider: Check Out 10 Of The Fastest Growing Private Media Companies In The U.S.: Community Impact Newspaper
Inc. Magazine: 2010 Inc. 5000 companies: Community Impact Newspaper, 2010 Ranking: #717, Industry Ranking: #13
The Austin Bulldog: Community Newspapers Alive and Well

April 2010

The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University: Print ain’t dead: How an ad-man-turned publisher is building a local news empire profitably in Texas

January 2010

Houston Business Journal: Community Impact Newspaper joins crowd in Cy-Fair community

Awards

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Community Impact Newspaper has been recognized 106 times for both outstanding journalism and advertising design by the National Newspaper Association. Established in 1885, the NNA, a not-for-profit trade association, represents owners, publishers and editors of America’s community newspapers. Its mission is to protect, promote and enhance the nation’s local newspapers.

• 16 NNA awards in 2016
• 17 NNA awards in 2015
• 11 NNA awards in 2014
• 9 NNA awards in 2013
• 12 NNA awards in 2012
• 11 NNA awards in 2011
• 12 NNA awards in 2010
• 11 NNA awards in 2009
• 5 NNA awards in 2008
• 2 NNA awards in 2007

TEXAS SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION 

2016 Media Award
Community Impact Newspaper Publisher John Garrett was recognized for founding 20 hyperlocal Texas newspapers that inform the public about education and are staffed with journalists who build a rapport with school district leaders.

ROUND ROCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Business of the Year 2015
The Business of the Year award was given to Community Impact Newspaper for significant company growth and meaningful coverage of community affairs that supports local business.

FRISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Small Business of the Year 2014
The Small Business of the Year award was given to Community Impact Newspaper—Frisco edition for contributions to Frisco and the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and community during the year.

AUSTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The KPMG Executive Leadership Award – John Garrett
The 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards, a competition organized by the Austin Chamber of Commerce to honor excellence in business in the Greater Austin region. The Executive Leadership Award recognizes presidents, principals or chief executive officers for devoting time and energy to strengthen and transform the organization they lead.

WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

Texas Section of the American Water Works Association
The Watermark Award for Media Excellence 2014
John Rigg, Sugar Land/Missouri City editor, was a 2014 recipient for his story, “Cities make plans to limit groundwater use.” This award recognizes Texas media who have raised the public’s level of understanding of water issues in Texas.

RECOGNIZE GOOD

Large Business of the Year 2014
Community Impact Newspaper was named large business of the year for 2014. Presented by RecognizeGood nonprofit organization, this Central Texas Ethics in Business and Community program annually honors organizations and individuals who have demonstrated exemplary ethical practices.

AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL

John P. Garrett, Best CEO of 2013, Small Business
Austin Business Journal annually chooses one CEO from small, medium, large and nonprofit businesses as the best in the Austin area. Community Impact Newspaper founder and CEO John P. Garrett was named best small business CEO of 2013.

INC. 5000

JG Media listed in fastest-growing companies five consecutive years
In 2014, for the 5th time, JG Media made the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Very few of the nation’s companies have demonstrated such consistent high growth, particularly in the difficult economic environment of the past few years. In 2010, Inc. magazine named Community Impact Newspaper the fasting-growing media company in Texas.

ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

“The Transie,” First Annual Transit Award Recipient 2012
Alliance for Public Transportation is a coalition of groups including the Austin Chamber, Real Estate Council of Austin and others who may not agree on the details around transit, but they do all agree we need more and better mass transit to help our transportation situation in Central Texas. Community Impact Newspaper received “The Transie,” transit award for its comprehensive and informative coverage of transportation in Central Texas.

LAKE TRAVIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Small Business of the Year 2012
The Small Business of the Year award was given to Community Impact Newspaper—Lake Travis/Westlake edition for contributions to Lake Travis and the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and community during the year.

TEXAS CHISHOLM TRAIL CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION

Outstanding Media Award 2011 Recipient, Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition
The Outstanding Media Award, given to our Grapevine | Colleyville | Southlake edition by the Texas Chisholm Trail chapter of the Texas Crime Prevention Association, annually recognizes a media outlet for its commitment to coverage and education in the areas of public safety and crime prevention.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY TEXAS

John P. Garrett, 2010 “Excellence in Leadership”, Gala Honoree
Concordia University Texas selected John P. Garrett, publisher of Community Impact Newspaper, as the 2010 “Excellence in Leadership” Gala honoree. The “Excellence in Leadership” Gala recognizes an outstanding Christian leader each year and raises money for the university’s annual scholarship fund. Past honorees have included Roger T. Staubach, executive chairman of The Staubach Company and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Austin business and community leader Tom Stacy, president of T. Stacy & Associates, and Texas Sen. Kirk Watson.

SILVER SPUR MEDIA AWARD 2010 RECIPIENT

John and Jennifer Garrett, Community Impact Newspaper
The Silver Spur Media Award recognizes contributions by a print or broadcast reporter/photographer/editor/producer or a print or broadcast outlet to a public affairs, public education or community relations program that benefitted the community and was also supported by professional public relations efforts. This award was given first in 1999. Past recipients include: KHOU-TV Channel 11, News 8 Austin, WOAI Radio’s Morning Report, KXAN-TV and Dallas Morning News.

PFLUGERVILLE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

John Garrett, 2010 Distinguished Alumni, Excellence in Innovation
The foundation is committed to honoring and recognizing alumni of Pflugerville ISD for their professional achievements and service to the community. Each year awards are given in the categories of innovation, leadership, community service, rising star and achievement.

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY

John Garrett, Distinguished Alumni Award 2010
The award recognizes alumni under the age of 40 who have “distinguished themselves through personal and professional achievements and who have made significant contributions to SHSU and/or society, and thus have brought honor and distinction to our university.”

CY-FAIR HOUSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Small Business of the Year Award 2010 Recipient, Northwest Houston
The Small Business of the Year award, given to our Northwest Houston edition by the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, annually recognizes three outstanding local businesses in the small, medium and large business categories that have demonstrated exemplary growth and made a significant contribution to the Chamber and community in the past year.

AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL

Eighth Best Place to Work 2008

GREATER PFLUGERVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Business of the Year 2007

ROUND ROCK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Outstanding New Member 2005-2006