The content, engagement, and revenue platform for the next generation
Extend your reach
Engage your audience across the entire digital spectrum—web, mobile, apps, OTT, podcasts, social media, email, distributed platforms—with our complete content management ecosystem.
Your site, your way
With our built-in drag-and-drop designer, it's simple to change the look and functionality of your website, mobile site, and even your native app—no programming required. Staffers with coding skills have the flexibility to make deeper changes to your site's underlying script and CSS.
And our article design tools make it easy to create beautiful, engaging articles—complete with videos, photos, multimedia galleries, and more.
Focus on journalism, not maintenance
Some vendors shackle you with systems that are rigid and hard to manage. Our cutting-edge cloud-based solutions free you from the headache of maintaining complicated hardware and software, so you can concentrate on what matters: creating great content, and deepening your connection to your campus community.
Future-proof your newsroom
Because your newsroom changes by the semester, we offer FREE training, support, and documentation to help your new staffers get up-to-speed fast.
And with more than 1,700 newspaper, broadcast, magazine, web-native, and college media sites, experience with TownNews gives students a extra edge when they hit the job market.
"TownNews aggressively keeps pace with changes while providing a framework that allows us to concentrate on the presentation of the news online—not the more hairy technical requirements."
— Rick Simpson | Technical support, Collegian, Inc. (Penn State)
Powerful, integrated digital solutions for college media
"Our experience with TownNews has exceeded our expectations in almost every area. The ease of use and maintenance is something that every college paper wants and TownNews offers."
— Pat Kuhnle | Publisher, The Exponent (Purdue University)
Customer success stories
"Like many media organizations, we've been laser-focused on building a subscription-growth strategy that's sustainable into the future," said … Learn more
With graduation ceremonies across the nation being cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19, local media sites are looking to offer students the… Learn more
When TownNews announced the Support Local Journalism initiative, David Cook, Publisher for Aspen Daily News, took swift action to participate.… Learn more
News & announcements
We've made the BLOX Now app even better with new features and functionality, a modern design with more card styles, and a layout created just … Learn more
Since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early March 2020, TownNews has remained laser-focused on assisting our local media partners. By deliv… Learn more
We are continually working to improve BLOX CMS to provide a better experience for our partners. From new integrations and functionality, to de… Learn more
MOLINE, IL and LEXINGTON, KY – June 16th, 2020 – TownNews and BlueFrame Technology have announced a partnership which will give the more than … Learn more
"Having our interns familiar with TownNews and BLOX CMS is a tremendous advantage for us."
— Susan Ellerbach | Managing editor, Tulsa World
Local media's trusted partner
TownNews equips you with the digital services and guidance to transform your business model and flourish in the digital age. Our tools and expertise in digital, video, print, OTT, and advertising enable forward-thinking media organizations to efficiently engage their audiences, increase security, and grow revenue.
Fueled by a passion for local media and a 30-year proven track record of success, more than 2,000 organizations have benefited from the integrated platform we’ve built.
Let us show you how your organization can be next.