Mineral Wells Area News

MWAN Hires Seasoned Journalist, Begins Selling Ad Space on Digital Community Newspaper

MWAN Hires Seasoned Journalist, Begins Selling Ad Space on Digital Community Newspaper
January 27
13:20 2022

Mineral Wells Area News launched a news page on social media in 2020, just after The Index stopped printing local news in the community. In August of 2021, the page, along with the help of The Institute for NonProfit News, turned into a digital newspaper and the officially launched https://mwareanews.com

After crowd funding in 2021 and using matching grants from NewsMatch, MWAN raised over $8000 to grow the digital paper and hire a journalist to cover important meetings and happenings in the community.

Another way Mineral Wells Area News will raise capital is by selling advertisements to local companies looking to expand their exposure as well to offer support for the the local nonprofit digital newspaper. Email Publisher Amy Bearden For Advertising Opportunities or any questions to asb@mwareanews.com

MWAN Begins Selling Ad Space on Digital Newspaper Photo By Limitless Designs

“Every month since our launch we have been gathering traction and gaining views and the metrics for the site show that we have made great progress and with another journalist on board, our coverage is just going to grow and get better,” said MWAN Founder Christy Dorr.

Meet Ann Powers

Ann Powers has been a journalist for more than 20 years in print, TV, radio and online. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in multimedia journalism from the University of Oregon. Ann, her husband Jon, and their Boston Terrier Ruby Tuesday recently moved to Mineral Wells from Arizona. In her spare time, she enjoys filming and producing short documentaries, sailing, working out and exploring Texas. She also loves reporting all the time.  So, please contact her with any story ideas at powersann1@gmail.com.

Veteran Reporter Ann Powers Joining MWAN

Mineral Wells Area News is a nonprofit digital newspaper working hard to keep the citizens in the community informed, but we need your help to keep our mission going. We are completely funded from donations by our readers. Please consider a donation through our PayPal Link or send a check to Mineral Wells Area News, PO Box 2 Mineral Wells Tx 76068 Anything will help keep the mission alive!

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