The Journal adds ways to read the newspaper

NEW ULM – Since 1898, The Journal has brought valuable news and information to people in the New Ulm and Brown County area.

The Journal, published as a weekly paper (The Brown County Journal) from 1898 to 1937, and a daily ever since, has been an integral part of life of the community for generations, delivering news from your neighborhood and beyond directly to your door. But as technology changes, so do newspapers.

More than a decade ago, The Journal began delivering an Internet version to online readers. In 2012 we also added a mobile version to allow readers to access the newspaper on devices such as iPhones.

Neither our website nor mobile app is an exact copy of the printed version, however. Beginning on July 16, you will be able to read the entire newspaper, online, every day. Every page, every story, every advertisement, now will be available to our subscribers electronically regardless of where you are located. The electronic version of The Journal will download to your smartphone, tablet or computer in a few seconds and allow you to read the newspaper in the same manner you would if you were holding the printed edition in your hands.

Subscribers also will be able to enjoy the same website they have used for years, which includes an archive of thousands of stories.

After the electronic edition is launched you will only need to answer a few questions to link your digital account to your subscription information. After that you will be able to access both the website and electronic version of the newspaper.

Newspapers, including The Journal, continue to evolve to meet the information needs of a changing base of readers. Reading the news electronically is a valuable part of many people’s day. With the addition of a digital version of the newspaper, that value is intensified.

“The addition of an electronic edition as well as a subscription-based website will allow The Journal to serve our readers in whatever format they are most comfortable reading the newspaper,” said Publisher Bruce Fenske. “It’s an exciting time to be in the publishing industry.”

The digital edition can be downloaded to a computer as well as a tablet or smartphone via an easy-to-download app. The quick download will feature every story, photo, advertisement and listing found in the print edition and will become available at the same time the newspaper is being printed. It’s available for “home delivery” no matter where the reader is located.

In addition to the digital version of the newspaper, subscribers also will be able to access The Journal’s website, at no additional cost. Users of our current smartphone apps will be able to access a limited version of the top stories from the website.

Readers who do not wish to get the printed version of the newspaper can opt for a digital-only subscription to deliver both the web and digital edition to them for one cost.

Non-subscribers will be able to view the headlines on the site and be able to view some categories such as obituaries and customer service information.

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