Good News Travels To More Towns As Community Newspaper Co. Expands
By Cheryl Conway
Two new towns are being added to the circulation of New View Media Group newspapers starting with this August issue.
Chatham News and Madison News join the group bringing the total of monthly newspapers to 17, reaching a total circulation of more than 190,000 residences and businesses. Readers will enjoy news that brightens, enlightens, entertains and inspires.
Publishers Joe Nicastro and Mary Lalama of Flanders have joined forces with Marketeer owner Darwin Oordt of Cherry Hill to establish New View Media Group. The managing partners officially merged April 1.
Unlike other newspapers that incorporate both the good and bad news, New View Media Group features only good news.
“We will have a group of community newspapers with good family friendly content,” says Nicastro. “There are other publications as in any market we are in but we try to bring a different perspective with all good news.”
The name, New View Media LLC, came from “The idea that we have a new view on media,” says Nicastro.
All community news, from schools to government, people, organizations, places of worship, libraries, non-profit organizations, volunteer services, children’s groups, scouts, fundraisers and more will be featured in the pages of New View Media. The company’s philosophy is to showcase and inform all readers about the good that surrounds them day to day, the positive, and the uniqueness of their community.
“Free community papers are different than paid papers,” explains Nicastro. “People want local news and it is hard to find. The hyper local sites are good. There is something about having a paper to hold, people still call us for copies when their kids are in the paper so they can cut it out and hang it up- different than printing it off a printer.”
The additional papers include the Livingston News, Hanover News, Caldwell News, Verona/Cedar Grove News, Millburn/Short Hills News, East Hanover/Florham Park News, Maplewood/South Orange News, Morristown News, Mendham News, Randolph News, Roxbury News, Mt. Olive News, Hackettstown News, Black River News and Musconetcong News.
The greatest challenge faced by the new company will be “Getting information from the community,” says Nicastro.
The community is the best source for information. People serve as the eyes and ears as to what is going on around them. Please send all press releases and positive news stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a free newspaper, the company depends on paid advertising. Contact Joe Nicastro at 800-691-7549 or email@example.com.
New View Media Group LLC is located at Melanie Lane Unit 22A, East Hanover, NJ, 07936. The company also operates an online website, publishing all articles online at www.mypaperonline.com. For more information and publication deadlines, visit www.newviewmediagroup.com.