This issue marks the launch of the Dunwoody Reporter, our fourth edition, bringing total circulation to 65,000 copies delivered to homes and businesses every other week.

Dunwoody is not only a dynamic new city with engaged and active residents, but it also lies near the center of the four Reporter communities. They are all linked by busy roads, excellent schools and enticing shopping and dining destinations. Since our start four years ago, readers (and advertisers) have reminded us that Dunwoody is an obvious choice for our next publication. We couldn’t agree more.

Like the Sandy Springs, Buckhead and Brookhaven editions, the Dunwoody Reporter will focus on the people, places and organizations that make all four communities great places to live and work. Our readers care deeply about quality schools, efficient government, safe streets and friendly neighborhoods. Each issue of the Reporter provides that local coverage and content and reflects those concerns.

The proximity of the Reporter communities means that, often, some local matters overlap and affect neighbors who may live just a mailbox or a mile away in another area. We try to cover those, too, in a way that is meaningful for all our readers.

We are proud of the growth of Reporter Newspapers, from the first two editions in Sandy Springs and Buckhead to the four today, especially at a time when most industry-watchers have predicted the demise of print media. By staying focused on local (some call it “hyperlocal”) issues, our editors, who have nearly 100 years of newspaper experience, have helped Reporter Newspapers become reliable sources for community news and information and attract wider readership. In fact, every member of the Reporter team has prior experience with and appreciates the value of local print media. (That doesn’t mean we ignore the online world, though. We post breaking local news and story updates on our website daily, while the number of unique visitors has more than tripled this year.)

It is our goal to make the Reporter interesting and relevant to readers in each community we serve. To that end, please let me know how we are doing, and what we can do better. Please contact me with your feedback and suggestions at 404-917-2200, Ext. 11, or stevelevene@reporternewspapers.net. Thank you for reading The Reporter; I look forward to hearing from you.

The staff of Reporter Newspapers has grown along with the publications, which include the new Dunwoody edition. Pictured here are, front row, left to right: Senior Account Executive Tina Tiede, Ad Director Amy Arno, Publisher Steve Levene, Copy Editor Lisa Axelberg, Sales Support & Office Administrator Deborah Davis. Back row, left to right: Managing Editor Joe Earle, Editor-At-Large John Schaffner, Account Executive Bryan Felton, Creative Director Chris North, Associate Editor Jason Massad and Photographer Phil Mosier.

Steve Levene

Steve Levene is the founder and former publisher of Reporter Newspapers.