LISBON - The Morning Journal has fully moved into the digital age with the launch of our new electronic edition.
All Access, which can be viewed at morningjournalnews.com, makes the entire newspaper available online to subscribers. The feature also is available in app form for Apple and Android tablets and smart phones.
With the apps, readers can read every story of every page of the print version of the newspaper regardless of their geographic location. Readers can flip through the pages, view the newspaper in gallery fashion or view stories in an easy-to-navigate grid. Once downloaded, the newspaper can be viewed without an Internet connection. On the web, subscribers can access the entire print edition in addition to the website, which contains stories dating back to 2008.
A link has been added to the upper right corner of the home page to get additional information, establish an All Access account, and to locate the apps. A page at morningjournalnews.com/AllAccess provides both information and links that will help readers access the Morning Journal anywhere.
If you are not a subscriber, you can click on the "subscribe" link to subscribe to the Morning Journal. All Access is included with print subscriptions, or can be separately purchased.
"The addition of a digital version of the newspaper was a logical next step for the Morning Journal," said Publisher Larry Dorschner. "Readers now can access the same newspaper regardless of whether they are at home or traveling far away from Columbiana County. We are very committed to serving our readers wherever they may be, and this is a great step toward delivering what our readers expect - wherever they may be."
Older iPhone and Android apps remain available for the Morning Journal, giving readers a brief summary of the top stories of the day.
The digital version is provided to current print subscribers at no extra charge.
For a digital only subscription, the cost is $162 for one year (paid in annual installments) $90 for six months (paid in semi-annual installments) $45 for three months (paid in quarterly installments) and $20 for one month.
Circulation Director Heidi Grimm said the first day of the launch generated much interest and many inquiries from readers.
"It's an exciting time for newspapers," Grimm said. "The world is changing and we have to keep up."
Grimm reminded subscribers that validating a print subscription to obtain access to the online edition must be done on our website www.morningjournalnews.com even if you are using one of the apps. Validate first, then use your user name and password to sign in to the app.