The News, an Areawide Media publication, is a weekly newspaper in Salem, Ark. It is owned by Rust Communications Operations, which does business as Areawide Media. The newspaper offers news, sports, records and opinions covering Salem and Saline County. The News also publishes an online edition, including a classifieds section and editor s blogs. It has a staff of more than 30 editors, writers and photographers. It is one of more than 10 newspapers in Arkansas published by Areawide Media. The parent company also publishes over 40 newspapers in Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Tennessee.