Catholic Newspapers Historic Archive Preservation Underway
September 22, 2013
Digitized newspaper archives become online accessible and searchable
- The Diocese of Savannah (Georgia) has completed its first phase of digitizing the archive of its official newspaper now known as The Southern Cross. The diocese selected SmallTownPapers, Inc. of Seattle to preserve the newspaper's earliest editions dating back to 1920.
- The Diocese of Little Rock (Arkansas) "We started working with SmallTownPapers in 2010 to help us begin the digital archiving project for our
centennial in March 2011," said Arkansas Catholic editor MaleaHargett. "We were impressed with the
care they take in handling our 100-year-old bound volumes, the quality of their scanning and their free
- Three other Catholic newspapers have also begun the process: Catholic Northwest Progress (Seattle, WA), The Message (Evansville, IN) and The Observer (Rockford, IL).
- Catholic newspaper archives currently online: The Arkansas Catholic, The Message, Seattle Catholic Northwest Progress, The Southern Cross and The Observer.
Mike King named Director of Business Development
September 10, 2013
Seattle, WA - SmallTownPapers, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mike King has been named the company's Director of Business Development. King comes to SmallTownPapers from AccuWeather, Inc. where he worked for nearly ten years securing partnerships with major media organizations including The LA Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Virginian-Pilot and The Japan Times.
While with AccuWeather, he successfully forged relationships with Huffington Post/AOL; and with newspaper groups such as Morris, CNHI, Tribune and Black Press/Sound Publishing. He also worked with community newspapers including The Allentown Morning Call, The Weston Democrat, Planet Jackson Hole, The Marietta Daily Journal and The Appeal-Democrat.
In his new role with SmallTownPapers, King will promote nationally the company's suite of products designed specifically for the news industry, including its bound volume digitization program for community newspapers.
"I am thrilled to have Mike King lead our marketing and outreach team," said Paul Jeffko, president and founder of SmallTownPapers. "His experience, insight and depth of media industry knowledge are exceptional."
In addition to its archiving program which digitizes newspapers and other publications, SmallTownPapers operates the popular journalism contest platform, BetterBNC.
"Mike is a great communicator that publishers readily engage with," Jeffko added.
Founded in 1999, SmallTownPapers works with hundreds of weekly newspapers to make digital copies of their historic bound volume archives and currently published editions."
Editor & Publisher: Feature Article on ArchiveInABox
June 15, 2012
Paper can fade and deteriorate, but the news printed on it can be preserved for many years to come, thanks to archiving company ArchiveInABox. Read More