The Valley Mirror, a small, community weekly covering a cluster of towns at the edge of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, launched a print redesign last summer led by Creative Circle Media Solutions. When asked to compare before and after versions of her weekly paper, Emily O’Conly, editor-in-chief, declared, “The difference is staggering. It’s almost like a completely different newspaper, but we have still been able to retain those elements that people were used to.”
The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and The Advocate in Baton Rouge switched to a narrower web width for their print newspapers on May 1 and readers approved. Creative Circle Media helped both papers make the change as reader-centric as possible.
Two small, rural towns in South Dakota are battling to save their newspapers, and Creative Circle has stepped in to help.
The De Smet News and The Lake Preston Times – have a combined weekly circulation of about 1,900.