MOUNT VERNON — Today is an exciting day for the Mount Vernon News and readers all over the world. With the launch of a News e-edition, the complete print version will now be accessible via the World Wide Web.

 

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10 Responses to “News launches e-edition”

  1. Doug

    Just read the e-edition for the first time. Very nice. I live in Texas and this allows me to keep up with the community, friends and family where I grew up. Thank You!
    Doug Gorsuch

  2. Joshua Morrison

    It will be 50 cents for a single copy, for a year of the e-edition will be $73.00, which is our normal in-town carrier rate.

  3. Joshua Morrison

    Rosie, probably the best answers to your question would be:

    Archival How many times have you recycled or tossed a paper to only realize you needed it? An online subscription would give you the chance to retrieve the information without having to tear open garbage bags.

    Features Our online subscription allows you save the paper as a PDF or an e-book. You get the same information in a different formats. And we’re going to expand to our special sections, like the Looking Glass.

    Local Journalism is not going to fall by the wayside because of the current technology. Reporting isn’t about ink on newsprint. It’s about people wanting to know what is going on and what it means to them.

    An online subscription is just part of the evolution of the journalism industry.

  4. Rosie

    I can view almost any e-paper in the country without paying a subscription. Why does the Mount Vernon News feel people will pay for their online edition when others are free?

  5. Joshua Morrison

    It will be considered on a case by case basis. There are new schemes we’ll have to program in, with regards to credits, vacation, starting and stopping subscriptions. Some people may only want an online subscription, some might want both and some might want to switch, so we’ll have to review of the situation.

  6. MJ

    Will subscribers to the paper version be charged to view the e-edition? That is, if you already subscribe, will the e-edition cost extra to view?

  7. John C. Davidson

    A step in the right direction for this fine publication. No matter what else you say, thay have provided a service to this area and maintained neutrality withing the legal restraints they are sunject to. If they were a part of a corporate entity, things would be quite different, I can assure you.

  8. L. Thompson

    FINALLY – now I will subscribe! Before it was just one more thing to recycle.

  9. R. V. Harris

    Thank you! As I often away from our summer place, I have been using the web-site to look for local news and happenings.