Areawide Media 870-895-3207

Visit website 388 Hwy 62 East, Salem, AR 72576 Opens Monday at 8 a.m.


Areawide Media is the premier newspaper choice for Sharp, Fulton and Izard counties in Arkansas and Oregon County in Missouri. A few of the towns covered by Areawide Media include, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland, Ash Flat, Horseshoe Bend, Salem, Viola and Mammoth Spring, Ark., as well as Thayer, Alton, Myrtle and Koshkonong in Oregon County, Mo.

Each week Areawide Media publishes three paid subscription newspapers – The News, The South Missourian News and Villager Journal. In addition, over 19,600 copies of free weekly shoppers – the Izard-Fulton County Record, Oregon County Record and the Sharp County Record – are distributed each week.

A new product, Areawide Marketplace, is an online listing service aimed at giving businesses more visibility on the Web as well as helping consumers locate local businesses with products or services they are searching for.

Areawide Media also has three Web sites:, and, where readers can view area news stories and photos of local interest. The News is available to subscribers in a new e-edition, allowing readers to view the entire paper each week. This service is open to all current paid subscribers and as well as new e-edition paid subscribers.

Areawide Media’s main office is located at 388 Highway 62/412 in Salem, with branch offices in the Highland Shopping Center in Highland and at 109 Chestnut Street in Thayer, Mo. Areawide Media employs a total of 35 local people. Janie Flynn is the publisher and general manager, Erma Harris is the managing editor, Patti Sanders is the composition manager, Debbie Perryman is circulation manager and Dennis Moss is the pressman and production manager.

Areawide Media is owned by Rust Communications, headquartered in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Rust publishes community newspapers in seven states. In Arkansas, Rust’s newspapers are located in Salem, Cherokee Village, Blytheville, Osceola, Manila, Trumann, Marked tree, Rector, Piggott, Eureka Springs, Berryville and Green Forest.

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  • Phone: 870-895-3207
  • Alternate Phone: 800-995-3209

This business appears in: Business to Business, Advertising & Marketing Services, Newspapers, News & Media, Printing


Amanda Powers - Reporter
Dennis Moss - Production Manager
Insert Team
Press Production Staff
Account Executives
Terry Mullins - Sports Editor
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