Focusing resources on Issaquah

Sammamish coverage ending

  • Friday, September 28, 2018 5:00pm
  • Opinion

From the Issaquah Reporter

The digital revolution has overhauled the media landscape as well as our smartphone society’s expectations for news. The transition coincided with a pair of recessions that have forced surviving news outlets to reinvent themselves in the 21st century.

Our newspaper has long been committed to serving local readers with a quality product. However, the rising costs of printing and labor have led us to reconsider how to best serve readers with the resources we have.

As of today, this newspaper will focus solely on the Issaquah community and will no longer cover Sammamish.

This decision was not made lightly. Our newspaper’s business model depends primarily on local support from advertisers on Main Street. And while we appreciate the community’s readership and support over the years, it simply hasn’t been strong enough to sustain coverage in Sammamish.

Moving forward, we will concentrate on providing higher-quality coverage of Issaquah’s people, events and issues. Starting Oct. 1, we will also begin asking readers to pay for their subscriptions to the Issaquah Reporter. The annual price will be $39, which includes unlimited access to and delivery of the Issaquah Reporter to your porch every week.

The Issaquah Reporter is committed to improving the community’s quality of life for years to come. Thank you for joining us on this mission, and thank you for supporting local journalism.

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