Category Archives: News & Updates

A new revenue source for publishers.

With the upcoming launch of Discover America’s Story by SmallTownPapers, Inc., comes a fresh new way to generate revenue for your community or small town newspaper.  The program was designed to bring in new revenue which can be used to … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Challenges of Archive Digitization

There are numerous challenges that come with wanting to digitize decades of newspaper archives.  Some were detailed in an article on Nooga.com this week, written by Sean Phipps, about efforts underway to digitize newspapers from Chattanooga, Tennessee. A statewide effort … Continue reading

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Easily Digitize Printed or Bound Volume Newspaper Archives Today

Communities across the country are ramping up their newspaper archive digitization projects as they see increased interest in the history contained within the pages.  Writers, researchers, genealogists and educators are among those crying out for convenient online access to the … Continue reading

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Monroe Historical Society Turns to SmallTownPapers to Digitize Papers

A great article came out today about the digitization project underway of The Monroe Monitor Transcript in Washington state.  The Monroe Historical Society is managing the project with a goal of preserving the area’s written history and making it online … Continue reading

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The Importance of Your Local Newspaper

An editorial in the Denver Post today says “Newspapers are the first draft of history and our most thorough, reliable look into the past.” It’s exactly why SmallTownPapers, Inc. was created years ago – to help small market newspaper publishers preserve … Continue reading

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An Affordable Way to Digitize Your Newspaper Archive

Increasingly, we have historical societies and alumni organizations working to digitize newspaper archives but they’re the groups often most challenged when it comes to having the funds to make digitization a reality.  Many of our ArchiveInABox customers have found success … Continue reading

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The Success of SmallTownPapers’ Awards Program Platform

In 2007, SmallTownPapers launched a platform for journalism contests – one of the only platforms that has been designed specifically for news media contests. BetterBNC is an entirely integrated, online contest platform which is being used by nearly 200 media … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Firestorm

As I write, thousands of firefighters are in Central Washington fighting multiple wildfires that are burning hundreds of thousands of acres of land.  One fire alone, the Carlton Complex Fire, is the largest in the state’s history burning more than a … Continue reading

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Our Personal Connection to Washington’s Historic Wildfires

The historic wildfires raging in central Washington have strong ties to the SmallTownPapers family. Not only does the company founder, Paul Jeffko, have a home and property which have been affected by the Carlton Complex wildfire but it was in … Continue reading

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How do you find historic newspapers that were never microfilmed?

It’s exciting to see growing resources of historic newspapers which have been digitized and made online accessible.  But what you’ll find is that most have been digitized from the newspaper’s microfilm archive.  What about newspapers that never created microfilm versions? … Continue reading

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