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The Addison Times is Now The Evening Review
EDITOR’S NOTE #1: The Evening Review should be appearing in your inbox daily. If not, please check your spam/junk folder. The following link will take you to today’s edition, along with a note from the editor (shared below), as well as all other editions!
EDITOR’S NOTE #2: Of course, I couldn’t stay away, and many of you predicted that. Thank you for reading The Shelbyville Evening Review, successor to The Addison Times. I chose a new name to differentiate the offering and to emphasize this will be focused in Shelbyville and on evening events for staffing purposes. The mission is the same: to inform and provide a connection to our community.
Over 1,800 communities nationwide have lost all local news sources, two newspapers close each week on average, and some of those remaining have become “ghost newspapers,” with little local content, according to Nieman Lab. Accompanying those closures are drops in civic engagement and loss of community attachment, the Pew Research Center found. The Evening Review is the latest attempt to avoid these fates by providing useful local news and history.
A few logistics. You can now reply to this email to reach me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Also, previous Addison Times articles are in the process of being moved to our new platform.
Finally, email filters are still the bane of my existence. Please check on your family and friends. If they aren’t receiving the daily email - and they were either on the former list or signed up at https://shelbyeveningreview.org - then the email is likely sitting in a junk or spam folder. Check there and approve the sender to (hopefully) receive future messages. Worst case, each edition will be posted at midnight on the website, no pay wall or password required.
Thank you so much for your continued readership. We will continue in test mode throughout the month. Several have asked about funding. I am still considering options, but have no intention of soliciting subscriptions - donations someday, perhaps, but not subscriptions. We’ll cross that bridge if/when we get there. Again, thank you for your long-time support. I don’t take it for granted.
- Kristiaan Rawlings