Dan Starnes might not have an extensive background in journalism, but the Alabama newspaper publisher just launched his fourth community newspaper, the Hoover Sun
, last month. He also owns The Homewood Star
, 280 Living
, and Village Living
, all of which are free newspapers distributed monthly in print and online.
Starnes told The Birmingham News
that, with the addition of the Hoover Sun
, his total monthly print circulation will reach 71,000.
Even though the Birmingham News
reduced print publication from seven days a week to three, Starnes told the News
, “I think (print) still has a place, and I think we’re just scratching the surface of what we can do.”