Welcome to old-fashioned journalism in a high-tech format. There's no subscription to read the news and no fee to submit it. It's the way news was always meant to be.
We first launched the Antelope County News on January 1, 2014, at the request of businesses and many community members. The idea behind the ACN was simple - promote news and events in the county for free. Owner Carrie Pitzer and Editor Jennifer Higgins both have bachelor's degrees in journalism and nearly 40 years of newspaper experience between them, so it was no surprise that the coverage quickly expanded to both hard news and feature stories.
Antelope County's response was incredible. Within months, thousands of readers came to the site every day to read the news. Soon, people in other communities began asking if similar sites could be formed. We launched the Knox County News in the summer of 2014. In April of 2015, we added Holt County an Boone County sites.
We're often asked how the sites work. After all, reporters, photographers and videographers have to be paid. All four of the sites are supported by advertisers. Again, it's simple, really. Readers like local news that is accurate, timely and in one location for the communities they are interested in. And businesses want to advertise where the readers are going every day. It's win-win for readers and advertisers.
We have several reporters and photographers, including those based in each of the four counties. Our central office is located at 110 E 4th Street in Neligh. All billing comes from the Neligh office.
But there is one aspect we'd like to make clear - we are an online newspaper that works well with other media. While we have a cutting-edge approach, we're not a cut-throat company. We are owned by Pitzer Digital, LLC, a website development and marketing agency based in Neligh, Nebraska. Its motto is "Helping Small Businesses Succeed Is Our Business."
We try very hard to work with other media and are more than willing to help others - radio, newspapers and television. We don't view ourselves as competitors and hope others don't as well.
Thank you for supporting our news sites. We look forward to providing you with news coverage.
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Owner & Advertising Director