New subscription model starts in February
Expanded coverage, more digital, video options planned
As part of a historic shift toward digital-first publishing, The News Journal Media Group -- which includes The News Journal, delawareonline.com, Signature Brandywine and Spark -- will launch a new subscription model in February.
As part of this effort, The News Journal will be making substantial improvements, including adding journalists, launching new and improved digital platforms and expanding video offerings on delawareonline.com and delawareonline.tv.
"Now that more than half of our readers access our content digitally, we've reached a tipping point in our industry," said Howard Griffin, president and publisher of The News Journal. "We will continue to produce an excellent daily print edition for the thousands of readers who want to continue getting a printed newspaper, and at the same time invest in the latest technology and adjust our business model to reflect these new realities."
Readers will be able to choose from a variety of subscription plans to have the printed edition delivered to their home or office (daily, weekends or Sunday only). Each plan includes unlimited access to all online content on all of the company's platforms, including a tablet-friendly news reader and an improved mobile site. Readers can also choose a digital-only subscription, which includes the e-Newspaper, a replica of the print edition.
Nonsubscribers will still have some access to delawareonline. com's home page, obituaries, classifieds and videos. But only subscribers will be able to view all the stories, databases, photo galleries, archives and special features of The News Journal. Subscription options will range from $13.75 to $25.50 per month.
The new subscription options and prices more appropriately reflect the value of the content.
"The News Journal Media Group provides news and information that have tremendous value for our readers," Griffin said. "People rely on this information more than any other news source. We provide the greatest range of topics and content, with the depth to help people understand the issues. And we provide a vital forum for community conversation." read more