Hear that sound?
It's the sound of rejoicing in the offices of Record Publishing Co. after hearing the results of a survey conducted for the National Newspaper Association affirming our existence.
The survey revealed, among other things, that people believed in their community newspapers and trusted its advertising. Of those surveyed, 71 percent said they read a community newspaper at least once a week and 43.8 percent kept the paper more than 10 days -- and not just to line the birdcage.
In today's electronic world, that's great news for those of us in the weekly print industry.
You know, one definition of community is common ownership, and in my humble opinion, that's what keeps the local papers afloat. These papers are yours -- you own them.
It's your press releases we print, it's your kids' pictures we show, it's your anniversaries we celebrate, your successes we honor and your opinions we value.
Yes, it is all about you.
And for trusting us with your joys -- and sometimes your sorrows -- we strive to present you with fair and balanced reporting in all the areas of your local government, schools, churches and organizations.
We do take pride in getting the story straight. We know you will take us to task if we err. It is, after all, your paper.
And nothing pleases us more than to hear our paper's name used as a source at community meetings.
To paraphrase Sally Field, that means "you read us, you really read us."
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