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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Online subscription program underway

Beginning April 1, we transitioned from the free-access period of our new e-edition into a paid online subscription pilot program. Readers will be able to sign up for $5 per month to get the entire day’s paper — just as it appeared in print. The online subscription also includes access to the past 30 days’ edition.

The online viewer has been free since it debuted the first week of March. A pilot phase of the paid-subscription program will now run through May 31, giving both The EAGLE and our online readers a chance to try out the system during a trial period. The whole project is continuing to evolve, and we welcome your feedback.

The e-edition system is Web-based, so there is no software to download. The program lets online readers zoom in to read each story or to see an ad or photo more closely. You can share stories by e-mail, and can print and download pages or stories.

The online subscription will be a welcome alternative for many EAGLE subscribers who live out of town and receive the paper by U.S. mail — often several days after its publication. Those who live in town and are not yet subscribers are invited to try out the e-edition and see if it suits their lifestyle better than print delivery.

Everyone will still be able to access the main portion of The EAGLE’s new Web site for free, including story summaries, photo galleries, breaking-news posts and more.

We welcome your feedback on the new Web site or the e-edition. Give us a call at 234-4331 or send an e-mail to 8, 2010)

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    6 Responses to “Online subscription program underway”

    1. Linda Wilson says:

      I would love to subscribe to the online edition. I think it’s great that the Eagle is going with the e-edition. I do live out of town and as a former resident, I still enjoy reading about what’s happening in Otown!!! How do I sign up. Thanks…

    2. Oxford EAGLE says:

      Hello Linda,

      Thank you for being such a dedicated reader and wanting to sign up for our e-edition. Can you supply us with a phone number? Our editor, Don Whitten, will call you back and tell you how this can be done. I think it’s a little simpler if someone does this via a phone call rather than an e-mail. And let me know if you have any additional questions – Jon Scott, News Editor, 662-234-4331, or

    3. Andrew says:

      Good luck with that. Love reading the Eagle but its not the Wall St. Journal.

      Clarion Ledger, Commercial Appeal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Dallas Morning News, NEMS360, Hattiesburg American, Sun Heald, Meridian Star, etc. All free.

    4. Linda Wilson says:

      My home phone is 501-368-0096. Linda C Wilson 912 North James Searcy, AR 72143

    5. Elizabeth says:

      Exactly Andrew! I think charging for a newspaper website is outdated and destined to fail. The NYTimes is free for crying out loud. Hustle up some advertisers…Eagle and get with the program, please!

    6. Lucy Schultze says:

      Actually, The New York Times announced earlier this year it is rolling out a paid online-subscription program in 2011.

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