Six years ago, I had a vision for how to better serve local newspapers across the country with high-quality news and opinion content. I strongly believe that local newspapers are vital for our democracy, and while newspapers have struggled over the past two decades, they will survive because they must. I created InsideSources as a way to support local newspapers during this transitional phase as they identify new business models.
I spent months leading up to our initial launch approaching university professors, former lawmakers, think tanks, policy experts, and advocates from across the political spectrum asking for their support providing content. I was shocked when some of them agreed to help. I was even more surprised when we got our first newspaper partners wanting to run our content.
Since then, the company has grown to provide content that runs in up to 45 million print newspapers each month. We’re now one of the most widely read news outlets in the country, with most readers finding our reporting and op-eds not on our website but in their local daily newspaper.
We’ve also had great success after our acquisition of the New Hampshire Journal in 2016. Michael Graham took charge of building the publication into a must read for all Granite State news. His background as a successful radio host and with another DC-based publication will leave InsideSources in great hands as I step away.
InsideSources will keep going strong under Michael’s leadership. I am leaving with a heavy heart, but I know it’s time to move on and focus fully on other business ventures outside politics and media.
Thank you for your readership and support over the years. I couldn’t be more grateful for you believing in this idea and helping us grow.