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One more institution—and some old friends—are gone

Editor’s note: This article was submitted prior to the announcement of the continuation of but CircuitWriter Media LLC., and is primarily in response to the end of the print edition of the United Methodist Reporter, and UMR Communications Inc. We include it to honor the legacy of that which has gone before.  By Chappell […]

The closing of UMR: a personal perspective

By Alan Heath, Publisher and CEO… In July of 2011, I accepted the position as CEO of UMR Communications. I sought advice from three persons prior to making my decision. One said, “You would be crazy to take the job. Do you have any idea of the mountain you would have to climb?” Another counseled […]

Thoughts on UMR from supporters, former staff

In the days following the announcement that the United Methodist Reporter would cease publication, many expressions of regret, nostalgia and appreciation poured into the offices of UMR Communications. Here are excerpts from some of the reflections and memories from United Methodists around the connection: The principles of good journalism aren’t all that different from Christian […]

UMR Communications, including United Methodist Reporter, to close

Finding no viable plan for reversing financial losses of recent months, UMR Communications will cease operations on May 31. UMR Communications (UMRC) publishes the United Methodist Reporter in print and digital formats and online, and provides printing and communication services to churches and other nonprofits. The final print Reporter will carry the date June 7, […]

Looking back, looking forward after GC 2012

By Alan Heath, CEO, UMR Communications… Halfway through the second week of General Conference, I sat down to record my observations as a first-time attendee. I was not a delegate, only a very interested observer with little or no context other than attendance at many Annual Conferences in North Texas. I made some observations at […]