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Community Newspapers (Wisconsin)

Community Newspapers Incorporated
Area served
Milwaukee metropolitan area
Servicesnewspaper publishing
Number of employees
approximately 110
ParentGannett Company

Community Newspapers Inc. (CNI) is a subsidiary of the Gannett Company. Based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, it publishes eight weekly newspapers in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. CNI has about 110 full-time employees and about 30 part-time employees.[1]


Most of the CNI newspapers were not started by their current owner and have traded owners several times in their history.[2] The Wauwatosa News-Times (now Wauwatosa NOW) dates back to March 1899, the West Allis Star (now Greenfield-West Allis NOW) was first published on December 14, 1916, and the Whitefish Bay Herald (now North Shore NOW) first issue was released on June 12, 1930.[3]


  • Brookfield-Elm Grove NOW
  • Germantown-Menomonee Falls NOW
  • Greenfield-West Allis NOW
  • Muskego-New Berlin NOW
  • North Shore NOW (weekly newspaper renamed from the North Shore Herald in 2007)[4]
  • Oak Creek-Franklin-Greendale-Hales Corners NOW
  • South Shore NOW
  • Wauwatosa NOW
  • Whitefish Bay NOW


  1. ^ "Community Newspapers publishes 23 weekly newspapers from its offices in New Berlin". Community Newspapers. Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  2. ^ Juds, Audrey (2006-10-28). "Citizen's history goes back half a century". New Berlin NOW. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  3. ^ Oehlerts, Donald E. "Milwaukee County newspapers indexed from Guide to Wisconsin". Retrieved 2007-03-27.[dead link]
  4. ^ [1]

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