Successful Websites for Community Newspapers

Drupal-Powered Open-Source Newspaper Development, Mobile App Programming and E-Edition Pageflip Service


Flexibility for your newsroom, advertising department, and circulation departments working seamlessly together: posting news, taking subscriptions, and submitting / tracking ads. Our sites are designed to work within your business plan. With a background in technology, the news industry and efficiency, Surf New Media offers complete newspaper and media web development at a fraction of the cost of the competitors.

Discover the newspaper solution that makes your life easy

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Contact Surf New Media

Office: 207.730.3823 | (link sends e-mail)
Support: 207.730.3823 | (link sends e-mail)
Sales: 239.919.8594 | (link sends e-mail)

Our Portfolio Includes Weekly, Daily and International Newspapers,
Serving Five Continents, 12 Countries and Hundreds of Home Towns.

A few samples below:

Tecumseh Herald

The Groton Herald

The News Gazette

Big Timber Pioneer

Waterfront Times

Lake Panorama Times

Sauk Herald

Starkville Daily News

Daniel Island News

The Nome Nugget

Zimbabwe News Now

Liberian Observer

Why Choose Surf New Media?

Pricing | Flexibility | Expansion

Pricing for newspapers of any size.
Unparalleled Experience and Support


Our flexible pricing structure caters to newspapers of any size. Whether you need a site for a small weekly paper or a more robust site catering to metro dailies, Surf New Media offers pricing options to fit any budget.


The Surf New Media staff has worked in the newspaper industry for a combined 30 years as reporters, ad reps, circulation managers and IT. We partner with your paper to ensure a successful site.


Surf New Media will not only work with you to get your site up, running and launched, our staff will also be with you at any time for questions, support, new development and much more.

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Surf New Media By The Numbers


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Active Newspaper Clients


Press Association Awards

Surf New Media Client Demographics

97% News & Media
85% E-Edition Adoption
100% Drupal Platform
99% Client Retention

Latest Surf New Media Services

For more information on any of these add-on services, please visit our development page or
contact us at (239) 919-8594 / (link sends e-mail).


Content Scraping

Allow Surf New Media to get your content on your site faster and easier than ever. Simply email us a PDF of your newspaper, and our technicians will add your print content to your site.

Ad Networking

Our marketing partnerships can have your site generating revenue without the need for additional sales staff. Simple codes are added to your site with relevant content-related ads generating income for your site.

Social Media Marketing

Sometimes it is not enough to have your site rank well in Google and other search engines. Harnessing the power of social media marketing on your site can bring your readership numbers to their highest ever.


Hundreds of community newspapers throughout the world have experienced what Surf New Media can do for their online presence. Let us find a package that suits your newspaper's needs and budget.


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Powerful Open Source Backend Modules

Using the Drupal CMS, Surf New Media can save you up to 70% vs. proprietary software ... and get you a better website.

Open-Source CMS is a considerably better website value for community newspapers than what proprietary vendors offer.

When you compare the values – included features, hosting and tech support – Open Source wins hands down. Drupal open source solution through is the best total value in the newspaper industry.

“Open source meant that we not only had the developers we hired working for us, but thousands of Drupal coders creating modules that we could use…. Drupal to us was the most flexible, cost efficient answer without having to sacrifice quality."

The modules in Drupal work well together; they’re designed that way. If you want to add a free e-edition or photo gallery module, it’s free with an already available module to add to your website. It’s that easy, proprietary vendors would charge you extra every month.


Get a better newspaper website, plus you can save about 70% vs. the proprietary vendors. Don’t get trapped into what the expensive vendors offer when you can get a much better solution available with a great future at a cost much lower cost.


Reviews From Our Clients

Why Choose Drupal over Wordpress?

From the creator of Drupal

Fundamentally, Drupal has better support for content types, content relations, content versioning, taxonomies, localization, fine-grained access control, configuration management and more. Out of the box, WordPress simply doesn't provide the same level of functionality. I realize that you can do similar things with a combination of third-party WordPress plugins but that is often not as robust or well-integrated.
Dries Buytaert, Acquia. Creator of Drupal