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Opinion: Continuing to grow, continuing to change

I hear it every so often, “I thought the Free Press was closing,” and it always surprises me. Since the Free Press has more than 30,000 weekly readers, more than 120,000 per month, we are easily the second largest print publication in Grand Junction.

Which as a weekly paper, is exactly where we need to be.

To sum it up, the Free Press is one of the largest weekly publications in the state, and as long as we continue to maintain and grow our readership, and our advertisers continue to support us, we mean to stay.

We are a business; we have to maintain and grow our revenues as well as adapt to an ever-changing media landscape. The way our readers access the news has changed, but we have not lost readers. What we find is that readership has grown through folks accessing our content across multiple platforms.

For those of you who read us on a regular basis, you will notice a couple changes in this edition of the Free Press. For one we updated the look of our cover and have updated the order of our content to fit the needs of our readers. This long overdue change to the flow of our paper will make for a better reader experience and will help us provide quality content to our readers 52 weeks a year.

We are Grand Junction’s community paper and that will not change. Our content will continue to focus on what makes the Grand Valley a great place to live and visit. Our readers come to us because we provide news and information that they can’t find anywhere else.

As we move forward and continue to serve our readers, remember that we are your paper. We are here for you thanks to the support of our community.

Feel free to let me know what you think of our design, content, and advertising. We want to improve, and we want to grow. So send me an email, brogers@gjfreepress.com, or give me a call, 970-243-2200, ext 18701.

Ben Rogers is the general manager of the Grand Junction Free Press Weekly.

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