Is Our Mission
Last Friday our company, Multi Media Channels
(MMC) bought the Tomahawk Leader weekly newspaper
and its affiliated shopper from
Larry and Kathy Tobin. This was
the latest chapter in a decades-long
relationship between the Tobin
Family and the Wood Family.
Larry and Kathy reported the
news of the Tomahawk community
as part of their stewardship of the
community’s voice. When it came
time to sell, they reached out to us in part because of
our similar core values, feeling that we would continue
their legacy when they passed the baton to us. We assured
them that we will, as we reassure you now in this
column. Within the limits of our resources, we will continue
to provide impartial and comprehensive local coverage
of what matters in your lives — reporting births,
weddings, funerals, high school sports, school board
and city council meetings, and on and on.
MMC now publishes 23 publications and 14 websites
covering local news and events in small and mid sized
communities in Wisconsin, as well as over 300 specialty
publications serving specific niches in our communities.
As we do so, we strive to avoid taking sides and be
fair to all involved.
If we didn’t do this, I wonder who would? Even now,
one Wisconsin county has become a “news desert,”
with absolutely no local news sources. That’s right, Kewaunee
County lost all three of its local papers, the Kewaunee
Enterprise, the Algoma Record- Herald and the Luxemburg News.
We aren’t trying to be the biggest media company. We
do however want to be one of the best, and that is what
we’re striving for. So as we grow our abilities to supply
you with the news, and as we grow older with the march
of time, hopefully we will also grow wiser and smarter
in the way we bring the news to your life.
Thank you for your engagement and support as a
subscriber, an advertiser, or even with a kind word of
encouragement. It goes a long way to bolster the hard
work of our community editorial, production, circulation
and sales teams.