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Community Newspapers

Neighborhood newspapers are growing...and needed.

STARTING YOUR OWN COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPER

Cloud Designer Templates

Our templates are 100% customizable, super user-friendly, and designed specifically to help you create outstanding community and neighborhood newspapers with our free Cloud Designer. Below are a few of the 100s of templates available to you.

Front Page, 3 Column
Front Page, 3 Column
11x14
Open Plan
Premium Template
This premium template and hundreds more are available with a Designer PRO subscription (click on this template to learn more). Free Templates on this page do not require a subscription.
General Front Page
General Front Page
11x14
Modern Spacious
Premium Template
This premium template and hundreds more are available with a Designer PRO subscription (click on this template to learn more). Free Templates on this page do not require a subscription.
Front Page, 3 Column
Front Page, 3 Column
11x14
Modern Old School
Premium Template
This premium template and hundreds more are available with a Designer PRO subscription (click on this template to learn more). Free Templates on this page do not require a subscription.
Front Page, 4 Column
Front Page, 4 Column
11x14
Classic
Free Template
Classic looking front page newspaper, reminiscent of the New York Times. 4 columns, perfect for the "newsy" newspapers.
Front Page, 4 Column
Front Page, 4 Column
11x14
Modern Sans Serif Syle
Premium Template
This premium template and hundreds more are available with a Designer PRO subscription (click on this template to learn more). Free Templates on this page do not require a subscription.
Front Page, 3 Column
Front Page, 3 Column
11x14
Sleek Blue
Free Template
Sleek looking front page, all purpose newspaper template. Colorful bottom index to highlight inside stories. Great for any use and 100% customizable.
4 Column Front Page
4 Column Front Page
11x14
Modern
Free Template
All-purpose front page template. Perfect for community newspapers, political, social, or anything else. Every element can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Front Page, 3 Columns, With Ads
Front Page, 3 Columns, With Ads
11x14
Sleek Red
Free Template
Front page with ads. Great for community and specialized or niche newspapers where revenue comes through selling ads. Customize to fit your needs.
Front Page, 4 Columns
Front Page, 4 Columns
11x14
Hot News
Free Template
A bold looking, yet simple front page, suitable for business, community, or other uses.

What People Are Saying...

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— Tim Ryan, CEO, My Local Home Show, LLC

Just wanted to write and tell you how much I love my "Lottery Tipster" newspapers! You guys did such a fantastic job, I can't stop smiling :). This is my first time ever designing a project like this and I must say, it couldn't have been easier using your designer templates. I am so impressed with your company. It seems I just sent in my order and BAM! My papers were here in less than a week. Quick, fast service and superb quality. When I get these all passed out I will be ordering more! Thanks again for everything. You guys are the greatest!

— B. Ranieri, LottoLaffs

Just wanted to let you know I loved the papers. We are sending them out to 32,000 people on monday, and we will make a few adjustments and are planning on printing another 35,000 in a few weeks!

— Louie

Our Commitment to You

We Want You To Succeed

When you succeed, we do. To that end, we are committed to helping you through every phase of starting your own community newspaper. There is a growing need for community news in a digestible format that arrives at the doors of residences.

In this digital age, people get national and international news from their phones, the internet, or the tablet. But when it comes to specific local news, this information is not so readily available or convenient. The need for this exists in every community. But how to get the information to them? You probably don’t have their email addresses or phone numbers. You probably don’t have any way digitally to get it to them.

This is where a community newspaper shines. You hand them the news, right to their door, and it is news that pertains to them on a more intimate level than even much of the national and international news.

Local businesses love to advertise in these type of publications because it is a lot more direct than other means (and for them a lot less expensive). It is here where you can truly make money by selling AD space in your newspaper.

If you are a locally minded individual who wants to keep the community informed, become a leader in the community, and build connections with businesses and individuals, then this may be the perfect medium. We’re aware of several individuals who started a local newspaper just with the intention of running for a political office within their community. This succeeded in a big way. They successfully got their name out to people and build up interest long before they ran for office.

Communities need to be brought together, and your newspaper might be a wonderful way to do it.

What You Need To Succeed

In order to succeed at owning your own community or neighborhood newspaper, you will need several things:

  • A desire to invest in your community and neighborhood.
  • A willingness to get out and meet people and be active in the community.
  • An interest in local news.
  • Don’t mind people knowing who you are (this will hold you accountable for what you print).
  • Willingness to do legwork and research, make phone calls, and talk to people.
  • Good salesmanship when selling ADs for your newspaper. This means you will need to be able to take rejection.
  • Design software to layout your newspaper how-to-distribute-a-newspaper (We Provide This for You)
  • A printing service (See Our Prices).
  • A means of distributing your newspapers

You will notice that most of what you need to be successful in owing your own newspaper are character qualities. This isn’t for everyone, but for those who possess the right qualities, you can be very, very successful.

The actual financial aspect of owning your newspaper is simple. There is low overhead and upfront cost (if any), and you can start making a profit right from your very first issue.

Electronic Newspaper
Up to 32 Pages

Social Media Ready

eNewspaper

single
$19
$99
1 year
100 Newspapers
4 Pages

11 in. x 14 in.

Impact Newsprint

b&w
$179
$199
color
200 Newspapers
4 Pages

11 in. x 14 in.

Impact Newsprint

b&w
$199
$249
color
500 Newspapers
4 Pages

11 in. x 14 in.

Impact Newsprint

b&w
$239
$399
color
1000 Newspapers
4 Pages

11 in. x 14 in.

Classic Newsprint

b&w
$217
$499
color
2500 Newspapers
4 Pages

11 in. x 14 in.

Classic Newsprint

b&w
$267
$599
color
5000 Newspapers
4 Pages

11 in. x 14 in.

Classic Newsprint

b&w
$380
$690
color
10000 Newspapers
4 Pages

11 in. x 14 in.

Classic Newsprint

b&w
$543
$853
color

Helpful Tutorials

How To Start a Profitable Newspaper

A newspaper can be a profitable business. This tutorial takes you through the entire process of how to make money with a newspaper.

How to Reduce Your Printing Costs

These tips will help you reduce your printing costs, possibly even eliminating them altogether.

Generate Part or Full Time Income with Your Newspaper

A newspaper can generate an income. Here's some reasons why you might find this business opportunity worth looking into.

Industry and Personal Uses of a Newspaper

There are so many things you can use a personalized newspaper for. The following list is but a small example that might give you some ideas.

Making Postal Ready Newspapers

Sending your newspapers out direct mail or to a mailing address is something many people do. Here is some information you may need.

How to Distribute Your Newspaper

Ideas on where and how you can distribute your newspaper.

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