Community Journalism – A Study On The Mountain Times Publications

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Savanna Tanner (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Carolyn Edy

Abstract: The Mountain Times Publications is a group of community newspapers in the High Country. These newspapers inform the members of the High Country communities about important news and events and the newspapers promote economic growth by connecting local businesses to community members. In the digital age the Mountain Times Publications, along with other community newspapers, are facing challenges including the loss of market dominance in their geographic locales, the loss of online advertising revenue to major search engines, and the high cost of printing. The Mountain Times relies on its traditional business model, relationships with patron readers, and locally–tailored content to remain a news source in the High Country. This project is a series of articles about the Mountain Times Publications group. The articles include a history on the Mountain Times Publications, what the newspaper group provides for its communities, what business model it follows, and the responsibilities of the community journalists. The newspaper group was used as a case study to explore community journalism.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Tanner, S. (2019). Community Journalism – A Study On The Mountain Times Publications. Unpublished Honors Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2019
Community news, Community journalism, Mountain Times, Newspaper, Media

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