Responding to continued rapid shifts toward digital news consumption, The Salina Journal is announcing a change in print delivery frequency beginning the third Saturday in March.
The Salina Journal will cease home delivery on Saturdays but instead will provide subscribers with a full digital replica of the newspaper that day, filled with local news, advertising and such features as comics and puzzles. The new model means subscribers will get newspapers delivered to their home six days a week, with a digital newspaper available every day.
“We are committed to giving Salinans the best news coverage possible, and that includes digital, social and mobile,” said Tomari Quinn, editor. “The platforms where readers are looking for our content is evolving. Our print newspaper remains a vital and important part of our strategy. As a business, we also need to respond to reader and advertiser trends.”
The Saturday digital replica, or e-Edition, will have the same look and news as the printed newspaper. The digital format also has some additional features, such as the ability to clip and share articles with friends and family and adjust the text size.
Subscribers can access e-Editions of all Gannett papers
In addition, subscribers of The Salina Journal will now have access to the USA TODAY Network’s full suite of e-Editions across the country, as well as ad-free access to the USA TODAY Crossword puzzle. The Salina Journal is part of the USA TODAY Network, and the change being announced Wednesday also is taking place at numerous other publications in the network.
All print subscribers of The Salina Journal have full digital access, meaning they have the ability to read news updates throughout the day, subscriber-only stories and video and audio features, among other benefits. Subscribers also have 24/7 access to obituaries, legal notices and classifieds on our website.
News and sales staffing at The Salina Journal won't change as a result of this. However, those staffs will be even better aligned toward digital news delivery.
Delivery times for the other days of the week will remain unchanged.
“For those subscribers unfamiliar with the digital replica version of The Salina Journal, we’ll do all we can to communicate and show readers how to access our e-Edition,” Quinn said. “We will make decisions that keep our loyal subscribers at the forefront. Now, more than ever, it’s critical to support local news with subscriptions and advertising.”
Anyone with questions about the change can access their account at Salina.com or call customer service at 785-827-6060.
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