::New Print Newspaper Starting In Durham
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff And Wire Reports
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
DURHAM - A new newspaper will be launching in early September in Durham. The Durham-focused newspaper will have a monthly print edition and will focus on Durham news, entertainment, features, photos, and events in the Bull City.
The print only newspaper is being started by the publisher and founder of the Raleigh Chronicle and two Durham businessmen.
"We are happy to say that this will be a locally owned and operated newspaper," said R.Gregg, publisher of the Raleigh Chronicle.
The two other founders of the newspaper are local businessmen who work in Research Triangle Park and who live in Chapel Hill and Durham. They have been in the area for many years and were interested in seeing more local coverage of Durham and also believe in the monthly print paper as a good business model, said Gregg.
The newspaper will be similar in design to the monthly print newspaper called The Raleigh Downtowner, which is a 28 page tabloid monthly print newspaper.
The newspaper will have a website, but it will serve mainly as an adjunct to the print paper, says Gregg.
The newspaper will be hitting the streets during the early part of September. The paper will be available at around 100 locations in Durham including outdoor newspaper racks and indoor racks throughout the city.
When it launches, the newspaper will be the only locally owned newspaper covering the city of Durham.
"Durham is a great town with lots of interesting things to do and we look forward to covering the city as only a locally owned newspaper company can do," said Gregg.