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You kept us going this month

We were down, but not out, in August by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (September 2, 2020) - I want to personally thank you for...

Welcome Josh Bootsma

by Melanie Jongsma, current Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (August 19, 2020) - Josh Bootsma has agreed to take a risk. He's leaving behind a steady...

Thinking about membership

July support gives us room to explore new ideas by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (August 2, 2020) - It's always been important to us...

144 stories, 51,027 visitors, 139,149 page views in June—thank you for the growth

June 2020 advertisers and supporters made it possible by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (July 2, 2020) - We published 144 stories in June of...

The Lansing Journal earns awards for General Excellence, layout, photography

Six awards in five categories from AFCP by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (June 25, 2020) - Early this year, The Lansing Journal was judged...

Thanking the few

May 2020 supporters by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (June 2, 2020) - More than 22,000 people visit The Lansing Journal each month to read...

Editorial: Enjoying the benefits of building community

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (April 1, 2020) – I wondered if we would be able to produce a print edition of The...

I’d rather be writing

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 24, 2020) - This January I set some goals for The Lansing Journal. The over-arching goal is...

A video editorial

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PaFN0qQ-mw&w=640&h=360] Transcript I just want to let you know that when you give money to The Lansing Journal, you are doing...

How do you like your Lansing news?

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 1, 2020) - If you rely solely on the print version of The Lansing Journal for local...

Help us get help

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (December 18, 2019) - “We help news organizations build financial sustainability—because the public deserves access to quality journalism.”...

Special message for October advertisers

Autumn Fest presents expanded advertising opportunities by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2019) - Thousands of people attend Autumn Fest in Lansing each...

A newspaper for all of Lansing

Editorial by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (September 2018) - When The Lansing Journal launched last September, we made bold claims about "Serving Lansing's diverse...

Advertising and articles: two related (but different) forms of newspaper content

A few facts to clarify the differences by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor 1. An ad is different from an article. A newspaper is an information delivery vehicle....

The Lansing Journal: serving Lansing’s diverse community

New partnership launches The Lansing Journal to meet local needs SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 - “We have reduced coverage in Illinois significantly,” said a managing editor...