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Thank you, January supporters, for building community with us

Above, a weather photo submitted by Dave Schurman on January 16. by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (January 31, 2023) - "You make me want to...

Improving our game

Welcome Mike Clark to the Sports beat by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (January 2, 2023) - One of our most-often requested categories of coverage is...

Thank you, December givers, for another year of growth

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (January 1, 2023) - I didn't realize it until I looked back at the numbers today, but 2022 was...

What’s at stake in 2023

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (December 28, 2022) - We've published over 1,600 stories so far in 2022. You probably remember some of the...

Five things you might not know about asking for money

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (December 14, 2022) - Asking for money is hard work, but I'm willing to do it. Why? Because I...

November thank-you includes Giving NEWSday givers

Generous readers help keep Mildred and others informed and connected by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (December 2, 2022) - Giving NEWSday (November 29) was a...

Three things you should know about giving news on Giving NEWSday

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (November 28, 2022) - The Lansing Journal's version of Giving Tuesday (November 29 this year) is Giving NEWSday. We...

Remember Mildred? She’s still doing what she can

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (November 27, 2022) - Last year around this time I told you about a phone conversation I had with...

What is Giving Tuesday? (Or, as we like to call it, Giving NEWSday)

It's less than a week away by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (November 22, 2022) - The Lansing Journal will be joining other organizations on Giving...

What happens when people are informed?

They get connected by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (November 15, 2022) - I've received a number of notes and emails over the past several weeks...

Trusting the news

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (November 8, 2022) - For weeks I've been seeing ads on TV about "phony newspapers." I've also received half...

Feeling thankful — for October supporters and more

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (November 1, 2022) - Earlier this month I finished inputting Lansing Journal data into spreadsheets that are being uploaded...

Questions from subscribers

And answers from the Journal by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (October 23, 2022) - Last week I posted an article about random notes subscribers have...

We don’t do political endorsements

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher CHICAGO, Ill. (October 12, 2022) - Josh and I were both surprised to see our photo on a recent mailing from...

Free news for everyone

That's always been our model by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher LANSING, Ill. (October 6, 2022) - The Lansing Journal has never put our news behind a paywall...