Owned by the Simons family since 1891, The Journal-World is a US small-town paper emphasizing small-town news, the NY Times reports. But, at a time when newspapers big and small...

Owned by the Simons family since 1891, The Journal-World is a US small-town paper emphasizing small-town news, the NY Times reports. But, at a time when newspapers big and small are facing financial and journalistic crossroads, media analysts say The Journal-World, with a circulation of just 20,000, offers guidelines for moving forward.

"We believe that journalism has been a monologue for so long and now is the perfect time for it to become a dialogue with our readers," said Rob Curley, 34, the World Company's director of new media. "We want readers to think of this as their paper, not our paper."

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