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
While many college media sites struggle with limited resources, the Collegian at Penn State has found a way to thrive. In partnership with Tow… Learn more
"Traffic on mobile is doing nothing but growing. Growing by leaps and bounds—whether you're a college or professional publication," said Chuck… Learn more
Smartphones, tablets and laptops reign supreme on college campuses, and The University of Kansas is no exception. In 2013, with students incre… Learn more
News & announcements
MOLINE, IL — Jan. 7, 2020 — Media organizations are awash in data: audience and editorial data from content management systems, traffic report… Learn more
MOLINE, IL — Dec. 9, 2019 — One of the greatest challenges facing media organizations today is finding a way to effectively convert casual vis… Learn more
The new and improved BLOX Now app offers a more personalized user experience, easier management, and more revenue opportunities than ever. Her… 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.