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OUR JOURNALISM INSPIRES, INFORMS AND HOLDS PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE.

OUR BRANDS INCLUDE:

CHEATHAM COUNTY EXCHANGE, DICKSON POST, GALLATIN NEWS, HENDERSONVILLE STANDARD, MAIN STREET CLARKSVILLE, MAIN STREET DAVIDSON, MAIN STREET FAIRVIEW, MAIN STREET MAURY, MAIN STREET NASHVILLE, MAIN STREET PREPS, MAIN STREET SPORTS TODAY, MAIN STREET TODAY, MORNINGS ON MAIN STREET, MURFREESBORO POST, PORTLAND SUN, ROBERTSON COUNTY CONNECTION, WILSON POST.

OUR COMMUNITIES NEED LOCAL NEWS THAT IS BALANCED AND KEEPS YOU CONNECTED TO YOUR COMMUNITY.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO LOCAL COVERAGE

* Local government * Local schools * Inspiring people * High school sports
* Things to do * Interesting columns

We are Middle Tennessee’s largest local news organization and it is our mission to report local news to help you understand important issues and live a better life. Our journalists hold public officials and other powerful institutions accountable. Never before has this been more important to insure a bright future for our communities.

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NAMED BEST DIVISION 1
NEWSPAPER IN TENNESSEE
2017, 2019, 2020

NAMED BEST DIVISION 2
NEWSPAPER IN TENNESSEE
2019

NAMED BEST DIVISION 2
NEWSPAPER IN TENNESSEE
2015, 2017

Our newspapers have been recognized repeatedly as among the best in Tennessee by the Tennessee Press Association due to our insightful and balanced news reporting, hard hitting investigative pieces, features on interesting and inspiring people, extensive coverage of high school sports and much more.

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More than 2,000 newspapers closed from 2004 to 2019 and scores of others shuttered during the pandemic. In addition, a University of North Carolina study says that many of the surviving newspapers are “mere shells, or ‘ghosts’ of their former selves.” The consolidation of newspapers by hedge funds and large corporations has only exacerbated the problem. As the study points out “the consolidation in the industry places decisions about the future of individual papers, as well as the communities where they are located, into the hands of owners with no direct stake in the outcome.”

Why Does This Matter?

Study after study has shown that a sustainable local newspaper is a critical component of a thriving community.
* Local news drives civic engagement
* Local reporters tell the stories of the community
* Local journalists shine a light on important issues
* Local media outlets record history

We have created the Main Street Journalism Fund to support the sustainability and growth of our reporting team.

In 9 years, we have grown from 3 newspapers to 13 newspapers, along with 17 websites, social media pages, e-newsletters, podcasts, streaming videos and more.


We have 60 employees who live here and care passionately about their communities.

Main Street Media’s journalism now reaches 2 million people a month.


We are working hard to build a sustainable business model so we can continue to cover our local communities and support the work of journalists who hold those in power accountable.

We aim to raise $1 million over the next three years to support these efforts.

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Now, more than ever, the world needs trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free.

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Reader contributions support our local journalism. Please note that your support is not eligible for a tax deduction in the United States. If you have any questions please contact us.