NEWSPAPER Their mission is to support every American’s First Amendment rights — and to encourage and assist citizens in exercising those rights responsibly. They have pursued this mission by publishing newspapers since the 1950s, by providing printing services to other publishers since the 1970s, and by creating citizen-driven community websites at newszap.com for the 21st Century and beyond. Their unique structure is designed to maintain their independence. While they are a for-profit, tax-paying company, they are held in sacred trust by a rotating group of five trustees who believe in their mission and are pledged not to benefit personally from their involvement. There are no special interests to be served. The trustees elect the company’s directors. There are no shareholders. No dividends are paid, so all after-tax profits are reinvested in serving their mission.