Christian News Northwest is Back in Print
A Special Message from CNNW’s Publisher
We’ve all heard the phrases: “Unprecedented crisis.” “Challenging times.” “Difficult times.” However we describe it, between the coronavirus pandemic and then the terrible unrest our nation has experienced, it is clear that what was normal before, no longer is. And newspapers of all kinds have not been exempt from the changes. EVERY newspaper, including ours, has been critically affected by the economic downturn, particularly by severe loss of ad revenue due to countless event cancellations.
Because 99 percent of our normal 1,900 distribution points in Oregon and southwest Washington have been closed due to the pandemic, we made the very painful decision not to go to print with CNNW’s April, May and June issues — the first time ever in CNNW’s 26 years. Those full issues were instead only viewable online. Now, with the gradual reopening, we are thrilled to return to print starting with the July issue. Copies are now being distributed. But readers who pick up a copy will immediately see we are starting again with just a small number of pages. The amount of pages — and papers — we can print is totally dependent on our revenue picture.
Generous and much-appreciated donations to our “Support Christian News Northwest Newspaper” site at GoFundMe.com have helped carry CNNW through recent months. But for Christian News Northwest to not only continue, but to return to larger issues, we must see our revenue picture improve. That can only happen through (1.) immediate growth in our advertising sales, and (2.) additional gifts into our GoFundMe site (a link to that site can be found below) or by check or money order mailed to us.
Our trust is in the Lord. He has carried this venture through many challenges these two and a half decades, and we are asking Him to do the same now. If you believe in CNNW’s 26-year mission to inform and encourage the evangelical Christian community, your prayers and support for us are especially important at this time.
To reach our many readers through this part of the Pacific Northwest through CNNW advertising, phone us at 503-537-9220 or email us at email@example.com
To donate online, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-christian-news-northwest-newspaper
Or you can mail contributions by check or money order to Christian News Northwest at PO Box 974, Newberg, OR 97132. (PLEASE NOTE: Contributions are NOT tax-deductible; CNNW is not a 501c3 organization).
JOHN FORTMEYER, CNNW publisher