Readers’ Update

Independent News and

We Offer Several Ways to Keep Up with Our Community

From time-to-time we like to give our readers and web followers and update on the various ways to keep up with news, information and our advertising  in The Independent News and on our website,, You can also access our electronic edition from the web site.

Our latest Circulation Verification Council (CVC)  audit report just released  reveals our readers and web followers.  Our print edition when you incorporate newspaper distribution with households indicates an average readership of 40,000 persons per print issue.  Our website and electronic issue have been growing steadily for the past two years.

For access to our electronic issue and to our website  go to and click the newspaper icon top left.  You can also go directly to the electronic page-by-page edition at for the current issue and past issues.  Our page views now average 52,000 per month with more than 3,000 unique visitors each month.

Our Twitter followers have significantly surpassed our Facebook followers. All stories and information placed on our web site, also go to our Facebbook and Twitter feeds.  Despite the growth in electronic methods, our print edition is still by far our main source of readership and revenues.

Our CVC audit and readership report is available to  advertisers.  Call us at (314) 831-4645 or email us  ( to receive the latest  report electronically.

We are keeping our website updated with the top local news from our area.  Some stories and items of interest will appear on the website, Facebook and Twitter  before the print edition, especially in weeks when we print every-other-week.  Keep in touch with our community both ways: print and web and send any comments to

Bob Lindsey, Editor-Publisher, The Independent News (now in our 27th year)


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