Video: Towns without newspapers

Towns without newspapers

Could what happened to the original Lansing Journal happen to The Lansing Journal today?

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 4, 2022) – A surprise gift from a Lansing Journal subscriber/supporter led Josh and Melanie to a discussion of 60 Minutes, the original Lansing Journal, and possible next steps:

Related information Josh and Melanie referred to

Links to the Next Steps Josh and Melanie describe

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Important news we covered for our community this week

These are the two articles Josh and Melanie referred to in the video:

After recording this video, Josh and Melanie returned to Thornton Township to cover the special meeting where the surprising appointment was finally made, and they worked together to publish the story a few hours after the announcement:

Take a next step with Josh and Melanie

“Grow or die,” is how Josh described the state of local news. He and Melanie are being intentional about growing The Lansing Journal, learning new things, adding new services, reaching more readers. The original Lansing Journal died, and our community spent 40 years without local news.

Will you take a next step so that doesn’t happen to The Lansing Journal we have today?