Real Change Wilmington started one year ago with the simple intention of preventing panhandling. We never intended to make a newspaper, but we listened to our community and have enjoyed the opportunity to highlight positive reasons to be proud to call Wilmington home.
In 2024, our newspaper has a slightly different format and LARGER TEXT to help our senior readers. Previously, our newspaper was 11.5in x 11in to mimic a traditional newspaper, however, we are testing out a taller and skinnier size so Pam Moore at Uptown Printing on Main Street can print our newspaper in-house and have her machine automatically staple it together. This will reduce our costs from $1.40/ea to $0.90/ea and reduce our print time from a week to just a few hours—giving us more time to collect content and deliver news faster.
Our new format also has advertisers in mind to help cover our costs, and help local businesses reach customers. While we still don’t know what we are doing, we are continuing invest in our community by hiring a full-time writer in hopes of increasing our publication to monthly.
Our newspaper can be found at Kroger, Fiesta Veracruz, and Sam’s Meats, Kava Haus, Kairos, and other local businesses. Have ideas for what you want to read in our next edition? Contact us on our website!