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Updated look for readers


The Center Square newswire, a project of the nonprofit Franklin News Foundation, launches an updated platform for readers nationwide.

Dan McCaleb, award-winning editor and chief content officer for the Franklin News Foundation, announced this update, stating: “We value our readership. The ability to deliver timely, impactful and accurate news stories for free to every American nationwide is central to our core mission. We frequently ask for reader feedback and are glad that we can provide this improved experience to ensure our news stories reach even more taxpayers.”

Visitors to the site will notice improvements such as:

  • An updated news flow and cleaner reader experience — helping audiences identify and find the content that matters most to them.
  • A new layout optimized for mobile reading.
  • A recently-launched reader poll — inviting visitors to participate with our newsroom and share opinions on the hottest topics of the day.

“In May, The Center Square celebrates five years in the market,” Franklin’s CEO Chris Krug adds. “First launching as a free news site in one state, the idea blossomed from a way to support and deliver content to struggling local news brands into a national publication serving 830 media outlets and tens of millions of direct readers. I am proud of the team, thankful to our readers and partners, and delighted that we can improve the news experience by delivering more fact-based content on the news and issues that matter most to our readers’ everyday lives.”

The Center Square invites regular feedback in a focused and intentional effort to build a news brand that serves the reader first.

The updated website can be found at For more information about The Center Square or the Franklin News Foundation, please contact

About Franklin News Foundation:

Franklin News Foundation (FNF) is a nonprofit, non-partisan news media organization headquartered in Chicago. Committed to delivering reliable, unbiased news coverage, FNF operates various media properties, including The Center Square newswire service, the Illinois Radio Network, Chalkboard News and the America's Talking Network. FNF’s national reputation for editorial excellence and dedication to quality reporting set the organization apart in the media landscape.