The hundred year old Branson Daily News shut down the only existing daily newspaper leaving the Springfield News-Leader the only regional daily paper in the area.
The Branson Independent is currently printing three weekly editions and a new publication named the Tri-Lakes Tribune is also publishing three days a week providing coverage of both Stone and Taney Counties.
Currently, the Independent is delivering the current Branson administration actively delivering a party line (not exactly journalism - but rather political propaganda). The Tri-Lakes tribune is soft on politics focusing on human interest stories.
The Branson Daily News promises to continue coverage of Branson City Council and promises more depth in online coverage.