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The Osprey Observer started publishing as a newsletter in 2001. The main focus was to cover community news and activities specifically in FishHawk Ranch. After the first month, residents started requesting more news from the surrounding community and we started to expand. With the fast growth of the paper, now publishing four editions totaling more than 80,000 copies monthly, we have added staff on a continuous basis, moved into a larger office to accommodate the growth, worked with students and local schools and strived to better the community in any way possible through event coverage, sponsorship or by providing volunteers.
We currently have a staff of almost 20 people who work to get the newspapers out each month, including graphic designers, news reporters and editorial support, administrative support, interns and photographers.
In January 2009, in response to community requests, the Osprey Observer acquired the 12-year-old Christian Voice monthly newspaper. The 8-page paper was distributed to local churches and businesses. In six months, the paper had doubled in size to 16 pages full color and was distributed to more than 10,000 local Christians covering the same positive community news that has become the reputation of the Osprey Observer.
Publishing more than 200 pages of news in four direct-mailed editions and a target market of single family homeowners with average household incomes of $85,000, these are the customers you want to reach. Everyone reads the Osprey Observer from cover to cover, so it's where you want your business to be!