The surge in revenue derived by the Branson Daily News per issue price hike to 75 cents didn't pay off in the long term.
The Branson Daily News has the highest overhead of any paper in the tri-lakes area due to physical press management costs. Publishing the paper on-site requires specialists. Citizens of Branson ranked the Branson Daily News the 4th most likely place they would look to obtain information about city government.
The Branson Daily Independent, a local free paper owned by Ozark Mountain Newspapers ranked #1 among residents surveyed by the city. The organization also produces the Taney County Times and the Stone County Gazette.
A month ago, a new free paper launched in Taney and Stone County. The publication named the Tri-Lakes Tribune serves the same geographic region.