Cedar Key News
The mission of the Cedar Key News is to provide news and information of the Cedar Key area "of the people, by the people, for the people."
CEDAR KEY NEWS MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the Cedar Key News is open and free to all. Donations are graciously received; a membership form is located below. As a member of Cedar Key News and at its annual meeting, you elect our Board of Directors and through it set the newspaper’s policies and direction. By becoming a member of Cedar Key News, you will help us continue our online service, reestablish our free print editions, and show your approval of Cedar Key News as your community newspaper. Please, renew your membership or join us today.
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Note that we are a Florida not-for-profit organization but have not applied for federal charitable status.
Mail to Cedar Key News, Inc., P.O. Box 334, Cedar Key, FL 32625
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CEDAR KEY NEWS
Frank E. Offerle, President /Editor
Earl Starnes, Vice President
Mandy Offerle, Secretary and Treasurer
Molly Jubitz, Historical Correspondent
Jim Hoy, visionary, creator and longtime editor of the Cedar Key News.
Colin Dale, constant, deliberate editor in times of excellence and of trouble.
Jean Rigg, everpresent advisor and Cedar Key News attorney.
Inspired and guided by Jim Hoy, we began publishing the Cedar Key News in May of 2002, as an online newspaper. Remarkably, our online visits have reached well into the thousands weekly and continue to remain high, evidence that our community and many people outside Levy County, and as far away as Canada, look to Cedar Key News for timely and important news. In May of 2004, we added a biweekly print edition so that visitors and citizens who do not have ready access to online news could stay up-to-date on local events. We then circulated 1,650 free copies of our print edition and distributed them from Cedar Key to Otter Creek and to all Levy County Libraries. Because we are a non-profit organization, we donate our annual surplus to local charities. One year, we were able to donate $1,000 to the Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key.
As of this January 2013, low revenues necessitated that we temporarily suspend our print edition; our last issue was January 3. Currently, we are using board members and volunteers to manage the website and uploads daily items to our online newspaper (www.cedarkeynews.com). We are seeking an employee to sell advertisements, initially online but with the ultimate goal of returning to the print edition coupled with our online edition. Resumption of the print edition would require services of a print layout manager, as well as the cost of printing and distribution.
Our great news is our new, more energetic, user-friendly website for CKN. We hope you find it useful and engaging.