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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (April 8, 2010)