Weekly newspapers are published on a weekly basis, usually encompassing local events and news. They are smaller publications than dailies, however they share similar layouts and content. Weekly newspapers are often released in the middle of the week in the United States and on Sundays in the United Kingdom. They cover a variety of local news including government situations, public notices, obituaries, family news, sports, and editorials. It is all community-based news, so everything is relevant to the reader's direct location.
There are a lot of similarities between weekly newspapers and larger publications, including the way they report their news and the way their paper is laid out. A majority of weekly newspapers are family-owned businesses and the staff often takes on several tasks instead of a singular one. Since weeklies have a smaller audience and circulation base, they rely on the ability of their staff members and the dedication of their readership to push them through.
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