Community Publisher Shaw Dropping ?Newspapers? from its Name

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By: E&P Staff

Shaw Newspapers is changing its name after more than 159 years. Effective Oct. 10, CEO Tom Shaw announced, the company headquartered in Dixon, Ill., will be known as Shaw Media.

“We decided to embrace a name more reflective of the company we have become – a vibrant, community-based, media organization that is well poised to meet the changing information needs of the communities we serve,” Shaw said. “Although newspapers are still at the core of what we do so well, our future will increasingly use various publishing platforms to provide our valuable products and services.”

Shaw Media also announced that three distinct elements of its “brand promise” serve as goals for its future.

“Our brand promise is to provide relevant information for all of our customers, create and aggressively sell marketing solutions for all our business partners, and to be aggressive community advocates for the areas we define as our markets,” Shaw said.

Shaw Media publishes 60 newspapers, magazines and websites across Illinois and Iowa. Benjamin Flower Shaw published the first issue of The Dixon Telegraph and Herald in 1851.

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