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Community Newspapers (Wisconsin)

Community Newspapers Incorporated
Founded 1979
Headquarters New Berlin, Wisconsin, USA, United States
Area served
Milwaukee metropolitan area
Services newspaper publishing
Number of employees
approximately 110
Parent Gannett 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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