Saving Local Media Outlets Is a Way to Love Your Neighbor

From a story on Christianity Today by Angela Lu Fulton headlined “Saving Local Media Outlets Is a Way to Love Your Neighbor”:

In 2015, as local newspapers were folding right and left, a community paper in Pflugerville, Texas, made the surprising announcement that it planned to construct a 36,000-square-foot facility with a new printing press.

At the time, Community Impact Newspaper, a hyperlocal monthly newspaper founded by John Garrett, had 20 editions covering communities in Austin, Houston, and Dallas. Printing and production costs for the papers, delivered free to each home in the community, totaled nearly $5 million a year, so he began scheming about owning his own printing presses.