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.
Distribute broadcast-quality video to social media, OTT, mobile, and desktop applications.
The TownNews iQ DMP program unites industry-leading content and data platforms to help news and media sites turn data into dollars.
Grow your audience, expand your coverage and boost revenue with top-quality multimedia content from the TownNews Content Exchange.
Kick off your own sports contests, complete with scores, news, user-managed leagues, and expert picks.
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 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
"Classified ads have always been a big part of our business," said Mike Fishman, publisher and editor of the Citizen Tribune. "It's been chall… Learn more
For years, the Bowling Green Daily News used two separate systems—from two different vendors—for their online and print products. The result? … Learn more
News & announcements
MOLINE, IL — TownNews and Stringr today announced a strategic partnership that will enable clients using TownNews' content management systems … Learn more
The TownNews Bracket Challenge empowers local media sites—newspapers, TV stations, radio stations, and magazines—to create digital college bas… 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.