Recently, hundreds of newspapers -- including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, Dallas Morning News and dozens upon dozens of smaller newspapers -- have started charging for online access.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Banner Graphic will introduce digital subscriptions to those who use our website without a print subscription. This new, paid system is an investment in our community newspaper's future, strengthening our ability to continue our journalistic mission as well as undertaking digital innovations that will provide you with high-quality original reporting on whatever device you choose.
If you are a home delivery subscriber you will continue to have full access to our news, information, opinion pages and other features on your computer, smart phone and tablet as part of your basic subscription.
You only need to register online, connecting your print subscription to digital. Do that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25 by going to www.bannergraphic.com/access and you won't lose unlimited access when the system is activated.
If you are not a home delivery subscriber, you will have free access to a limited number of articles each month. If you exceed the limit, you will be asked to become a digital or print subscriber.
Here is how it will work:
All Banner Graphic home delivery subscribers will continue to have full access to www.bannergraphic.com now optimized for your smart phone and the mobile web. If you are a home delivery subscriber, go to www.bannergraphic.com/access and register for full digital access.
The Banner Graphic is also offering a Full Digital Access option without home delivery of the traditional print product. For more information or to purchase this plan, go to www.bannergraphic.com/access.
The Banner Graphic is uniquely positioned to keep you informed no matter how you access the news, and the launching of our digital subscription model will help ensure that we can continue to provide you with the high-quality journalism that you have come to expect.
Thank you for reading Banner Graphic, in all its forms. I appreciate your understanding and support of this new initiative.
Randy E. List
Publisher, Banner Graphic