The Washington Times reported this week that Barry County, Arkansas, is considering a plan to launch its own local news program.
The newspaper, which is based in Arkansas, wrote that a group of local newspaper owners has been discussing the possibility of launching the news program, and that Barry’s Mayor, Jeff Whelan, has confirmed the idea.
“The idea has been discussed with the mayor, and he has assured us that it is a serious and serious possibility,” Whelans spokeswoman Karen DeAngelis said.
“It’s not a crazy idea, and it’s something that is very important to him.”
Whelans comments follow a recent move by the local newspaper group to remove all mention of President Donald Trump from its website and website-specific pages.
The newspaper group, which owns several newspapers in the small Arkansas city, has faced criticism from members of the news media for its coverage of the President and his administration.
In a statement released this week, the Barry County newspaper group said it is committed to its commitment to freedom of the press, and supports the efforts of the Washington Times to investigate the circumstances surrounding the removal of Trump’s name from the Barry News.
BarryNews.com, the website created to promote the news, has posted a video of the city’s mayor discussing the plans with Whelas’ spokeswoman.
The website’s announcement states that the website is “in the early stages of development” and “we’re looking for a creative and independent creative partner to help bring our website to life.
If you’d like to be part of that team, please contact us.”