Forsyth's Facebook focus group 8/27/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

About 120 subscribers to the Forsyth County News in Georgia are getting more engagement with the paper via a closed Facebook group just for them.

And the paper, which circulates 7,000 copies on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, is getting valuable input into its news coverage.

"We can have a direct relationship with the people who are paying us to do this work," said Editor Brian Paglia.


Forsyth County News names new publisher 10/10/17

Charles Hill Morris Jr. of Swartz-Morris Media, the parent company of the Forsyth County News, has announced Stephanie Woody's appointment as the new publisher of the paper in Cumming, Ga.


Third times a charm for Forsyth County News 6/19/17

By Matt Coen, president and co-founder, Second Street

Third annual ballot generated over $200K with the addition of Best of Forsyth Red Carpet Event.


Innovation for all sizes 2/24/16

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Forsyth County News Publisher Vince Johnson says that when he came to the paper a couple of years ago, it had a rule about social media. Only one article was posted to Facebook each day, at 6 a.m.

In his entry form for the Mega-Innovation competition, Johnson noted that rule officially died on Jan. 20, 2014. Since then, the paper has increased its social media following by more than 1,000 percent.

That's just one example of how the Forsyth County News, described by Johnson as "wildly traditional" not so long ago, has changed.

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