Thompson Courier and Rake Register

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The Thompson Courier and Rake Register is a Thursday, weekly, tabloid, newspaper serving the towns of Thompson, Iowa and Rake, Iowa in Winnebago County, Iowa. Circulation and advertising fund the costs of providing the services of the Thompson Courier and Rake Register to and for locals and non-locals.

A weekly newspaper is a general-news publication that is published once or twice a week.

Tabloid (newspaper format) type of newspaper format

A tabloid is a newspaper with a compact page size smaller than broadsheet. There is no standard size for this newspaper format.

Newspaper scheduled publication containing news of events, articles, features, editorials, and advertising

A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events and is often typed in black ink with a white or gray background.

Adobe InDesign is the desktop publishing software used in creating the current issues of the Thompson Courier and Rake Register. Electronic papers of the Thompson Courier and Rake Register as archives and current issues become available online for those interested in obituary, research, and genealogy.

Adobe InDesign desktop publishing application

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users, creating and laying out periodical publications, posters, and print media. It also supports export to EPUB and SWF formats to create e-books and digital publications, including digital magazines, and content suitable for consumption on tablet computers. In addition, InDesign supports XML, style sheets, and other coding markup, making it suitable for exporting tagged text content for use in other digital and online formats. The Adobe InCopy word processor uses the same formatting engine as InDesign.

Desktop publishing creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer

Desktop publishing (DTP) is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal ("desktop") computer primarily for print. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing. This technology allows individuals, businesses, and other organizations to self-publish a wide range of printed matter. Desktop publishing is also the main reference for digital typography. When used skillfully, desktop publishing allows the user to produce a wide variety of materials, from menus to magazines and books, without the expense of commercial printing.

Electronic paper and e-paper, also sometimes electronic ink or e-ink, are display devices that mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. Unlike conventional backlit flat panel displays that emit light, electronic paper displays reflect light like paper. This may make them more comfortable to read, and provide a wider viewing angle than most light-emitting displays. The contrast ratio in electronic displays available as of 2008 approaches newspaper, and newly (2008) developed displays are slightly better. An ideal e-paper display can be read in direct sunlight without the image appearing to fade.

The Thompson Courier and Rake Register is a member of the Iowa Newspaper Association, the National Newspaper Association, and the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors.

National Newspaper Association organization

The National Newspaper Association (NNA) is a Pensacola, FL based non-profit newspaper trade association founded in 1885. The organization has over 2,300 members, making it the largest newspaper trade association in the United States. The organization has two major offices, one in Columbia, Missouri, and the other in Falls Church, Virginia.

Tom Theo Klemesrud, Bought the Courier from Bunge Publishing in 1997 and published it through 2001. He sold the Thompson Courier to Kim Norstrud. Gretchen Daniels bought the Thompson Courier and Rake Register in April 2006.

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