About Our Publication

The Paper is an online-only Community Newspaper Serving The Woodlands, Spring,  & North Houston, Texas areas.  We Mash Traditional and New Media Journalism and have a staff of editors/journalists and community reporters/columnists who help us to bring timely and relevant content to our site on a 24/7 basis.

The Paper is the creation of Bob Gunner, a published writer, journalist, news editor and content manager who has worked in Houston-area media all of his professional career for such prestigious companies as The Houston Chronicle, Houston Community Newspapers and Clear Channel Radio.

The Paper is a business model designed to explore and create new avenues of real-time online community news presentation and to implement inexpensive new avenues of advertising and promotional opportunities for local businesses to reach their target market audiences.

Bob has always been a visionary and early technology adapter who in the beginning of the Internet going public, saw the opportunity for using it to distribute digital publications to the masses.  He was recognized by The Guardian UK as one of the first eBook publishers to publish and distribute original works on the Internet (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2002/jan/03/ebooks.technology) and his business model was used by author Stephen King when he published 'The Plant' as an eBook.

Having worked for Houston-area daily and weekly newspapers for so many years, Bob knew that dedicated Internet newspapers would someday become the norm with advances in ePublishing technology, eBook readers and mobile devices like the Apple iPad and The Kindle Fire.  He began developing a prototype community news and community portal website called Come To North Channel from 1999-2006 as a hobby.

In 2008, after leaving Bayou City Media, Inc. in The Woodlands, publisher of Woodlands Online, where he was employed as cluster editor/content manager for four community portals and helped to develop the business plan for extending to many more, Bob began envisioning the development of the formatting and dynamic framework to create The Paper and launched in October of that year.  In the first year, the publication had 2.5 million page views, and in the third year effectively growing and building our base circulation, it is not unusual for one of our articles which posts to Google News for our coverage areas to gain 4,000-6,500 page views on any day of the week.

The Paper has built credibility and recognition within our coverage communities during our short time in business, we have a Google PR of 4 out of 10, and Our articles appear in Google News usually as fast as we can post them in such categories as: the woodlands tx, the woodlands texas, the woodlands news, the woodlands mall, conroe tx, conroe texas, conroe news, spring tx, spring texas, spring news, north houston tx, north houston texas, and north houston news.

We have seen advertising and support since our launch from The Sam Houston Race Park, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and The Texas Renaissance Festival and many other small local businesses.  We have begun to develop more comprehensive business advertising and promotion features and will be adding more per demand as we develop our base product.

The Paper charges a weekly or monthly fee for their advertising services, but our rates are relatively cheaper than most daily or weekly online or print publications, and much more effective because of the long-term exposure of your ad information to potential customers.  Your ad will rotate throughout all pages on our site for the best exposure factor.  We also believe in creating editorial exposure for our advertisers, and encourage submission of pr releases for possible site publication.

Our content is a mash of area community news, entertainment news for local venues, events, feature columns, blogs and video.  We encourage community journalists to contribute to our local coverage as well. 

The Paper would like the opportunity to work with you to provide an affordable advertising schedule to meet your business needs.  In turn, you will be helping support the future of hyper-local community journalism and  freedom-of-speech by providing a community publication that we can all be proud of.

We can be reached by phone at: 832- 296-6887 or (713) 364-3019 or by email by clicking on "Contact Us" in the top menu of our site.

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About Our Publication

The Paper is an online-only Community Newspaper Serving The Woodlands, Spring,  & North Houston, Texas areas.  We Mash Traditional and New Media Journalism and have a staff of editors/journalists and community reporters/columnists who help us to bring timely and relevant content to our site on a 24/7 basis. 

If you would like to Submit a PR Release or Story/Feature Idea for publication consideration in The Paper, click on "Info" in our top navigation menu and then on "How To Submit News" in the sub-menu.  All submissions are subject to our site policies.

 

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The Paper is a business model designed to explore and create new avenues of real-time online community news presentation and to implement affordable new avenues of advertising and promotional opportunities for local businesses to reach their target market audiences.

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For any Questions or to talk to an Ad Representive call: 832-296-6887 or 713-364-3019 The Paper is a Houston Online Newspapers Community News Publication.