Restoration NewsMedia has made a deal to manage two papers in Illinois, the Wake Weekly reported.

Kathleen Lewis, publisher of the Robinson Daily News and the Daily Record of Lawrenceville, inked a management deal with Restoration NewsMedia in late 2019, Wake Weekly reported.  

Restoration NewsMedia was formed in 2019 by The Wilson Times and The Daily Record, two family newspapers (both in North Carolina). The company was created to allow family-owned newspapers to benefit from the efficiencies of bigger chains, including a consolidated printing center and design hubs, the Johnstonian News (Kenly, North Carolina) said.

Restoration NewsMedia is part of the UNC Knight-Lenfest Table Stakes Newsroom Initiative’s third cohort at the University of North Carolina’s Hussman School of Journalism.

“Our newspapers have each been covering their communities for more than 100 years, and we want to make sure they remain strong for 100 more,” Lewis said. “This partnership will help us put the Daily News and Daily Record in the best possible position for the future of local news,” Lewis said.

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