A cutting-edge, integrated platform to create, distribute, and monetize your multimedia content
Easy drag-and-drop editing
With our built-in visual layout 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.
Modern responsive design ensures that your site loads fast, has great SEO, and looks outstanding on every device.
Create and publish videos, images, and articles directly from your smartphone or tablet with our streamlined mobile editor.
Data-powered advertising and engagement
Grow revenue with high-performance targeted programmatic and local ad campaigns that deliver big ROI for your advertisers.
Harness the power of audience browsing data to present visitors with content that meets their specific interests, helping you increase time on site, pageviews and advertising revenue—while slashing bounce rates.
Flexible membership and subscription
Choose the model that's right for your business: All-access, paywall, metering, Google Consumer Surveys, and more. You decide if and how to restrict access using simple but sophisticated rulesets.
"We concentrate on our advertisers and our readers, TownNews takes care of the technology."
— Jay Allred | Publisher, Richland Source
Create once, distribute everywhere
Engage your audience across the digital spectrum—web, mobile, print, apps, e-Editions, OTT, podcasts, social media, email, distributed platforms—with our complete content management ecosystem.
You can even push content to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News.
Robust video management
We make it easier than ever to reach your social media audiences with hyper-engaging video content. Simultaneously live stream to your website, OTT apps, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Twitter. Maximize advertising opportunities for each video you create with our integrated video platform.
Stay organized and manage your content with adaptable, easy to use workflow tools. For print publishers, our integrated digital publishing tools can be configured to support almost any workflow model—digital-first, print-first, or a hybrid.
"TownNews has it right when it comes to the next generation of digital publishing and content management. If I were to start a company from scratch today, the first thing I would do is invest in BLOX Total CMS."
— Bill Masterson | President & publisher, Tulsa World
Powerful, integrated digital solutions for local media
The tools and services you need to grow and engage your audience, boost revenue, and create compelling content—in a unified, secure platform.
With BLOX Total CMS, your content will flow seamlessly to your web and mobile sites, print publications and Live e-Edition, increasing your efficiency and saving you money.
The crowd-favorite open source CMS that's customized and extended to meet the unique needs of broadcasters and magazine/niche publications.
Build your optimal workflow and deliver video to web, mobile, social, OTT, and over the air with the Field59 video management system (VMS) from TownNews.
The TownNews iQ DMP program unites industry-leading content and data platforms to help news and media sites turn data into dollars.
iQ Audience+ gives you powerful new tools to lift your membership rolls and preserve advertising revenue, while boosting audience engagement.
Grow your audience, expand your coverage and boost revenue with top-quality multimedia content from the TownNews Content Exchange.
With BLOX Business Directory, you can create a high traffic guide to local businesses that advertisers will flock to.
Satisfy your audience's hunger for high-quality photography of local news and events.
With BLOX Email Reach you can keep your readers informed and coming back with daily headlines, breaking news alerts, coupons, daily deals and more.
Deliver a mobile-friendly multimedia e-Edition that will keep your readers coming back for more.
Choose the access control model that's right for your business: All-Access, metering, paywall, Google Consumer Surveys, and more.
BLOX Ad-Owl streamlines the creation, processing and scheduling of web, print and mobile classified ads.
BLOX Classifieds bundles everything you need to build and operate a high-performance classified advertising marketplace.
The BLOX Real Estate vertical realty marketplace helps you leverage the strength of your brand and audience to match property buyers and sellers in your area.
"On behalf of The Philadelphia Tribune, we thank you for providing us with an exceptional content management system that allows our readers the ability to stay connected with the latest news and information thru our newspapers and digital platforms. TownNews is not just another vendor. You are a strong partner with deep industry roots."
— Robert Bogle | President & CEO, The Philadelphia Tribune
Customer success stories
"Our websites used to be straight from the 90s—they weren't mobile friendly, and there wasn't a whole lot of content. There wasn't any reason … Learn more
The Cleveland Jewish News is defying what it means to be "just a weekly niche." Winner of the Press Club of Cleveland's 2018 awards for Best N… Learn more
"Our main focus in 2018 is knowing our audience, making our websites intelligent, and knowing how—and what—to deliver to our online users," sa… 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
MOLINE, IL — TownNews and Stringr today announced a strategic partnership that will enable clients using TownNews' content management systems … Learn more
"BLOX is the best CMS I've ever seen. TownNews has been a huge help to our newsroom and simplified the lives of our reporters and editors."
— Steve Booher | Multimedia news editor, St. Joseph News-Press
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.