More local news, more color coming to the Enquirer-Journal

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 09:42 AM

New, more colorful local news is coming to The Enquirer-Journal.

 In March, the newspaper’s content will become increasingly local with the addition of public records news such as court news, property transfers, building permits, marriage licenses and divorce decrees among other items. 

 To help increase the amount of locally generated information, more local columnists will be added including food, gardening, religion and community columnists.

 Most local photos taken by the newspaper’s staff will be published in full color, particularly photos of local high school sports.

With an emphasis on more local content, the use of national and state stories from the Associated Press will be discontinued.

 Along with the increase in local news and information, on March 3, 2013, The Enquirer-Journal will change publication of the print edition of the newspaper to Sunday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.  The newspaper’s website, enquirerjournal.com, will be updated with the latest local news, including obituaries, on a daily basis. 

Print edition home and mail delivery subscribers will have complete 24/7 access to The Enquirer-Journal’s website, including the e-edition, a digital replica of the print edition.   In the coming months, mobile and

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tablet apps will be added to the ways in which The Enquirer-Journal can be read by subscribers.

 The focus on increasing local news content along with the combination of print and digital editions represents a new publishing plan to better serve the changing reading habits of our subscribers.  It is a bold move that will allow The Enquirer-Journal to continue to provide quality community journalism for our readers.

New advertising plans offering larger, full-color ads with consistent advertising at easily affordable rates have been developed for our advertisers.  Please phone our advertising department at 704-261-2251 for details.

Effective March 3, 2013, the Enquirer-Journal’s basic subscription rates will change to $10.00 per month for home delivery and $13.00 per month for delivery by mail.  Both represent a reduction from the monthly average for current basic subscription rates.  As a result, most subscribers will enjoy an extension of their subscriptions.  New expiration dates will be reflected on renewal notices as those are sent out.

Should you have any questions about these changes, please do not hesitate to phone our circulation department at 704-261-2219.

Thank you for your patronage and for reading The Enquirer-Journal.