StrausNewsLogoThree of the five weekly community publications – Our Town, Our Town Downtown and The West Side Spirit — are free. The other two, The Chelsea Clinton News and The Westsider, have paid subscriptions of around 1,000.

Per a report by Sydney Ember in the New York Times, things are looking very good these days for the NYC newspapers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning overseer Kyle Pope. The publications are profitable; a redesign was launched last week; and for journalists, Pope says these weekly community newspapers offer a welcome refuge:

The papers have attracted reporters who have grown tired of writing for online publications that often prize quantity over quality. And, Pope added, the papers run the types of articles that readers tear out and post on their refrigerators…

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