South County Newspapers
|Founded||October 16, 1997|
|Headquarters||101 Malbone Road, Newport, R.I. 02840 USA|
|Key people||Liz Boardman, managing editor|
|Products||Two weekly newspapers in Rhode Island|
The company was founded by veteran newspaper publisher Frederick J. Wilson III in 1997, seeking to "produce a weekly newspaper that would not be beholden to corporate interests." Wilson is no longer involved with the company.
South County Newspapers shares advertising resources with The Newport Daily News and its sister weeklies (including the Ocean State Independent), although the Newport-based papers are owned separately.
Both Independents are published on Thursdays and with offices located within the Newport Daily News in Newport, R.I.
- North East Independent
- Launched in 1999, the North East paper takes its name from its two-town coverage area, North Kingstown and East Greenwich. The North East Independent won first place for general excellence from the New England Press Association in 2001 and 2005.
- South County Independent
- The first of Wilson's papers, founded in 1997, the South County Independent was a New England Newspaper Association Newspaper of the Year in 2000 and 2001, and an NEPA general excellence winner in 2004. The South County paper covers South Kingstown (including the villages of Kingston, Peace Dale and Wakefield), Narragansett and Charlestown, Rhode Island.
- South County Living
- The newspapers' companion magazine, founded in 1998, publishes seven times a year.
- North East Independent Website
- South County Independent Website
- South County Independent: About Us, accessed March 8, 2007.
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