For those logging onto The Journals’ website, it’s easy to tell there have been a few changes.
Last week, The Washington Evening Journal, along with the Golden Triangle’s other publications — The Mt. Pleasant News and The Fairfield Ledger — launched their new websites.
The website, which features a crisp, clean look, has been in the works for most of the summer. “We are very excited to launch our new website,” said Publisher Matt Bryant. “It had been seven years since we updated our website; it was time.”
The easy-to-navigate website will instantly key readers into The Journals’ top stories for the day as well as what’s new from around the region.
“Over the course of the past four years we have continually worked to modernize our newspaper while still giving our readers the most local news possible. This new website is just the next step in that plan,” said Managing Editor Karyn Spory.
The website does have a metered pay wall, which means nonsubscribers can view three articles per month before they will either need to enter login information or purchase a subscription.
Print subscribers have full access to the online content and can simply login and create their account.
For those looking to go paper-free, an online-only subscription is an option.
The new website also includes an e-edition of The Washington Evening Journal. The e-edition is a digital copy of the newspaper and allows subscribers to flip page by page through the paper. If there’s an article the reader wants to take a closer look at, they can click on the article and the full text will appear.
“The e-edition is one of the most exciting aspects of our new website,” said Spory. “For subscribers who still like the appeal of a having a newspaper in front of them, the e-edition allows readers to view the paper anywhere they have internet connection.”
The new website can be found at www.washjrnl.com.