2017: Year in Review


Over 20 years ago The Johnson City News & Neighbor was created to serve the needs of local businesses by offering better market coverage at a reduced cost. Publishing community good news evolved shortly thereafter. We will soon publish our 1,000th edition.

Our company and employees were honored again this year winning multiple national awards.

The Johnson City News & Neighbor won five top awards during presentation ceremonies in New York City last September, including two second-place honors, in national newspaper annual competition. The newspaper competed against 1,000 entries from across America and Canada.

The awards for our newspaper come on the heels of Scott Robertson’s first place national editorial award this past June in Dallas. As the editor for our sister publication, The Business Journal of Tri-Cities Tennessee/Virginia, Scott won the Gold Award for “Best Editorial: Small Publication” in the annual Alliance of Area Business Publishers competition.

2017 saw many changes in our industry but strong community newspapers are still very relevant for local news. In a survey conducted this year results were published in a November 2017 news release about digital media and traditional media. It stated…  “Although new avenues for both media and marketing are growing at a rapid pace, traditional media is still going strong. And that means — contrary to popular opinion — traditional advertising methods are still kicking too.”

Thank you for reading our newspaper each week. We will strive to continue finding good news about interesting people in our community and bringing it to you every week.

We are looking forward to a great 2018!


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