I am pleased to introduce residents of Dunwoody to this new edition of Reporter Newspapers. Starting with this issue, we will be delivering more than 12,000 copies every other week to homes and businesses in Dunwoody.
Together with our three other editions – in Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Buckhead – total circulation of Reporter Newspapers is 65,000 copies, distributed biweekly across four of metro Atlanta’s most desirable and dynamic communities.
Dunwoody is not only a vibrant new city with engaged and active residents, but it also lies near the center of the Reporter communities. They are all linked by busy roads, excellent schools and enticing shopping and dining destinations. Since our start four years ago, readers 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 Reporter issue 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 with similar issues. We try to cover those, too, in a way that is meaningful for all our readers.
A bit of background: I founded Reporter Newspapers in 2007 after nearly 30 years working with national and local publications, including more than half that time with The Wall Street Journal. My start-up team – Editor-at-Large John Schaffner, Advertising Director Amy Arno and Creative Director Chris North – are professionals with extensive media experience.
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 collectively have nearly 100 years of newspaper experience, have helped Reporter Newspapers become a reliable source for community news and information and widen our readership.
In fact, every member of the Reporter team has 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, and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading the Reporter; I look forward to hearing from you.