Taking care, keeping you informed

You’re doing your part to keep your families safe, your business viable, your community running.

To do that, you need fast, accurate information. That’s what we at NEW Media Inc. can do for you.

The staff at NEW Media, Inc. is posting current COVID-19 information on our website, www.newmedia-wi.com, throughout the day. This service is free to all and is made possible by the support of our subscribers and advertisers.

Newmedia-wi.com is where you can find local information in one location. You’ll find closures, new hours, changes in services, and other news about our communities in Shawano, Menominee and Oconto counties.

Newmedia-wi.com is the only local, comprehensive source for this vital information.

As with other businesses, we are facing new challenges as we gather the news, print it and post it. While we understand that our jobs do not allow us to stay home, we want to make sure we are supporting the efforts to keep our communities — and our employees — safe.

That means we are changing how we deliver news and advertising during this crisis.

Next week, you’ll see some changes in the distribution of the Shawano Leader, Wittenberg Enterprise and Birnamwood News and Oconto County Times Herald. Look for a new weekly edition on Fridays, beginning April 3.

We will also roll our shoppers into the Friday publication. As with the news, you’ll also be able to view advertising online.

In an emergency, fear and misinformation tear at the fabric of our communities. We stand apart to avoid sharing a virus, but mistrust and anger are also contagious. We calm anger by sharing facts, not theories. We ease mistrust by listening, even when we think we already know the answers.

We are here to share and listen, and most important, we are here to serve.

Greg Mellis, publisher

Carol Ryczek, editor-in-chief

On behalf of the entire NEW Media team