Helium has recently launched a new and exciting initiative working with 10 Community News Holdings Inc. (CNHI) newspapers.  The newspapers are hosting our latest and greatest “combo” widgets, which place a teaser widget on their homepage that points to our full article widget that… you guessed it, displays entire articles written to the titles on a dedicated page on their website.

Currently all of these papers display the same debate for a week. These are issues at a national or international level. What this means is if you write to these debates your articles will be published on 10 newspaper websites at once. You can send your family and friends URLs to 10 different newspapers that are publishing your article. We are hoping to continue and expand on this type of project in the future and part of that will depend on the success of this current initiative.

Please take a moment to visit one of the sites listed below and if you have an opinion on the issue write to the title and get published. Writing to these debates will provide link juice to your profile page, so please review your bio on Helium and be sure to have a proper pen name and photo.

Traverse City Record Eagle in Traverse City, MI
Cumberland Times News in Cumberland, MD
Salem News in Salem, MA
Joplin Globe in Joplin, MO
Press Republican in Plattsburgh, PA
Mankato Free Press in Mankoto, MN
Anderson Herald Bulletin in Anderson, IN
Beckley Register Herald in Beckley, WV
Sunbury Daily Item in Sudbury, PA
Eagle Tribune in North Andover, MA

Before the holidays, Helium received some mention in the blogosphere on a new citizen journalism partnership and our hyper-local efforts.

Here’s a quick run-down:

Word about Helium and how we can help solve evolving content needs for local, regional and national newspapers, magazines and websites is gaining momentum. We’re also excited to be working with these veteran, award-winning news organizations.