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Celebrating women at the helm of community newspapers

At publishers’ conferences in recent years, a glance around meeting rooms shows more women than ever own and publish newspapers, large and small. In 2022, NNA is celebrating women in community newspapers. If you know of women publishing community newspapers, or if you are a female publisher who would like to be included, email terisaylor@hotmail.com.

Jana Stoner leads women-owned publishing company

May 2, 2022

“I’ve had so much fun and one-of-a-kind experiences being in this industry,” Jana Stoner said. “Entering into my 45th year on the payroll with our publishing corporation, I still ...

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Cindy Fisher holds tight to her dream of owning newspapers

Apr 1, 2022

As the owner of Kingfisher Media in Selma, Alabama, Cindy Fisher is living her lifelong dream of becoming a newspaper editor. She is a single mom of two teenagers without the safety net of a second income ...

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Sandy Hurley steers the Mount Airy (North Carolina) News to be a mirror that reflects the community

Apr 1, 2022

Growing up in a family of newspaper readers, Sandy Hurley was in college studying to become a kindergarten teacher until the day she walked into the West Jefferson (North Carolina) Times, her local newspaper, ...

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Clara Garcia is living her lifelong dream of being a journalist

Mar 1, 2022

As far back as Clara Garcia can remember, she has aspired to be a writer and a journalist. She started working for the Valencia County News-Bulletin in Belen, New Mexico, more than 23 years ago as a crime ...

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With faith and hard work, Deone McWilliams fosters good news

Mar 1, 2022

The March 2022 issue of the Northside Vibes marks the newspaper’s 90th issue. Deone McWilliams’ grandson, now 18, is a sailor in the U.S. Navy, and McWilliams has expanded her business ...

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