A New Chapter: The Review Welcomes James Morgan as the New Lead


Local newspapers play a crucial role in keeping the community connected and informed in small towns. They serve as the town’s pulse, delivering essential information about local events, news, and developments. More than just a source of news, they also foster community engagement by spotlighting local businesses and individuals, creating a sense of belonging and pride among residents.

These newspapers also allow local voices to be heard, amplifying community members’ concerns, achievements, and stories. By featuring letters to the editor, opinion pieces, and community contributions, they showcase diverse perspectives, sparking dialogue and understanding.

Saint Eugene, Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury, Prescott and Russell, Lachute, and Point Fortune, among other communities, rely on The Review newspaper as an essential news source. Dedicated journalists like James Morgan uphold the publication’s reputation for delivering reliable and relevant news. In May 2024, after six years of loyal service, Morgan assumed the role of co-owner and co-publisher of The Review alongside Stephen Yantzi. Their commitment to quality journalism ensures that the newspaper remains vital to community life and provides readers with an exciting and comprehensive perspective on the world around them.

James Morgan is a journalist with twenty years of experience who brings a unique perspective to his role. Driven by a passion for social issues, community well-being, and the power of storytelling, he is a committed advocate for delivering trustworthy news to the region’s residents.

While journalism is often associated with reporting events that uplift and inspire, James understands the importance of covering complex stories touching people’s hearts. From tragedies to community challenges, James believes in the journalist’s duty to spark change and prevent future crises, even when faced with emotional challenges. He considers that a good journalist has to be an excellent listener, and he puts his hands to work as he shares the good and bad news equally.


James Morgan, new co-owner and co-publisher of The Review


With an average of 12,000 weekly readers, the newspaper relies on its community’s active support and engagement to prosper. Readers are not just news consumers but active participants in the newspaper’s mission to inform, connect, and inspire positive change. Readers’ support through subscriptions, donations, advertising, and contributing their voices is essential in maintaining The Review as a reliable news source and a space for community involvement.

The challenges of local newspapers in small towns in 2024 are numerous and complex. One significant challenge is the shifting landscape of media consumption. With the rise of digital platforms and social media, traditional print newspapers must adapt to meet the changing preferences of their audience. This often requires investing in digital infrastructure, developing online content, and finding new ways to engage readers in a digital environment. Economic challenges also pose a significant hurdle for small-town newspapers.

Adapting to changes in advertising revenue and addressing the costs associated with print production and distribution are ongoing concerns for local newspapers. Another challenge is maintaining relevance and credibility in an era of misinformation and fake news. Small-town newspapers must work diligently to uphold journalistic standards, fact-checking, and ethical reporting practices to distinguish themselves as trustworthy sources of information.

Sustaining reader engagement and community support is crucial for the survival of small-town newspapers. Building and maintaining a loyal readership, encouraging community participation, and finding innovative ways to involve readers in the news production process are ongoing challenges. Overcoming these obstacles often requires a combination of creativity, adaptability, and a deep understanding of the local community and its evolving needs.

James Morgan holds his team in high regard, acknowledging their exceptional intelligence, unwavering support, and their ability to generate fresh ideas and forge meaningful connections that yield tangible results. With a deep understanding of the challenges posed by a rapidly evolving technological landscape and the economic pressures faced by local newspapers, the team consistently invests great effort in exploring innovative promotional strategies. This proactive approach is aimed at not only engaging readers but also cultivating strategic partnerships with local businesses. By doing so, they seek to help these enterprises adapt, thrive, and maximize their reach in an ever-changing digital environment.

Their dedication to exploring new promotional strategies signifies a forward-thinking approach that embraces the digital era while staying true to the core values of community journalism. Their efforts not only seek to ensure the sustained relevance and impact of the newspaper but also to provide valuable avenues for local businesses to connect with their target audience. In the face of challenging economic circumstances, the team’s proactive stance underscores their commitment to upholding the vitality of the local newspaper as a crucial medium for community engagement and information dissemination.

Fueled by curiosity, the entire team is dedicated to examining local issues, providing clarity, dispelling uncertainty, and highlighting the shared experiences that unite the community. The Review is more than just a newspaper; it’s a platform for your voices to be heard, your issues to be addressed, and for you to stay informed and connected. Through its weekly printed publication and digital presence, the newspaper serves as your community engagement hub, offering a space to interact with local stories, share your perspectives, and contribute to shaping the narrative of your community.

Readers are encouraged to actively participate in shaping their community’s narrative. The support of local journalism allows residents to ensure their perspectives are acknowledged, their concerns are addressed, and their community remains well-informed and interconnected for future generations.

If you want to learn more, you can visit their website, follow them on Facebook, message them for subscriptions or advertising, or share your story or ideas.


The Review

76 Main Street East, P.O. Box 160, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0

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