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Mainstreet launches print edition

Mainstreet launches print edition

Mainstreet Daily News is expanding on Wednesday, adding a weekly print newspaper to its stable of news delivery options.

Established in 2020, the news organization has been publishing exclusively online at its website and through two email-based newsletters.

Mainstreet still considers itself a digital-first publication and will continue to publish and break news on the website, J.C. Derrick, Mainstreet’s publisher said in a telephone interview.

But the printed weekly paper, which will highlight the previous week’s top stories, will provide another way for readers to access the organization’s most important news stories as well as give small businesses an additional way to reach local audiences.

“We want to be the go-to source of news and information in North Central Florida and to accomplish that goal we need to have a print component,” Derrick said.

Diane Kortus, the former owner and publisher of The Laker/Lutz News in the suburban Tampa area, has been consulting on the Mainstreet print launch and said in an email interview that adding the weekly newspaper will be a benefit to the community.

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