Digital First Media Announces Digitally Focused Publishing Shift for Oneida Daily Dispatch Including Three-Day Print Schedule
Move Includes Expanded Digital Offerings, Launch of Sunday Edition
New York, NY (January 16, 2013) – Digital First Media, which operates MediaNews Group, Journal Register Company and Digital First Ventures, today announced The Oneida Daily Dispatch is launching a new digitally focused publishing schedule that includes expanded online, mobile and electronic offerings and a change to a three-day print schedule.
The Oneida Daily Dispatch’s digital offerings – including free access to www.OneidaDispatch.com, free downloads of tablet, iPhone and Android mobile applications, and access to The Dispatch’s e-paper replica edition – will be provided to all subscribers starting February 3. The website will remain free and accessible to all users.
“Changes in the marketplace have allowed us to accelerate our transition to a more comprehensive, multi-platform offering. The Oneida Daily Dispatch is expanding our digital platforms including our new mobile and tablet applications as well as expanded website content,” said Jan Dewey, Digital First Media’s New York Publisher. “We know this is where our readers are and we know this is where our future is.”
February 3 also marks the launch of The Oneida Daily Dispatch’s new Sunday print edition that, along with Tuesday and Thursday editions, will comprise its new three-day print schedule.
“We will continue to provide our community with news and information when, where and how they want it. The expanded digital platforms illustrate our commitment to reaching our audience online and on the go,” said Karen Alvord, General Manager of The Oneida Daily Dispatch. “With the shift in the print schedule we will continue to publish to our digital platforms every day so our readers will have more local news and information.”
The new print schedule is not the only change for the print edition. Aside from the Sunday launch – a first in the history of The Oneida Daily Dispatch – a complete print redesign including a rebranding of The Oneida Dispatch that includes expanded local news and features sections, an easy-to-read “Start Your Day Here” feature that includes national and world news digests, as well as multi-day comics, puzzles and horoscope sections.
The Oneida Dispatch mobile apps – for iPhone, iPad and Android – are available through app stores for free, or by visiting www.OneidaDispatch.com. In addition to access to The Oneida Dispatch’s mobile and tablet applications, print subscribers will also have full access to the electronic replica edition.
About Digital First Media
Digital First Media (www.DigitalFirstMedia.com) is headquartered in New York City, and jointly manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. Digital First Media reaches 61.5 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.
About MediaNews Group, Inc.
MediaNews Group, Inc. (www.medianewsgroup.com) is the nation’s second largest newspaper company as measured by circulation, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. MediaNews Group and its affiliated companies publish 57 daily newspapers and more than 100 non-daily publications in 11 states.
About Journal Register Company
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information in 10 states. The Company’s more than 350 multi-platform products reach an audience of 21 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
About Digital First Ventures
Digital First Ventures (DFV) is focused on helping media entrepreneurs incubate, accelerate and validate their start-up companies in the news, content, sales and audience development space. As a division of Digital First Media – which operates more than 800 media products serving 61.5 million customers each month and annual revenues of more than $1.4 billion – DFV is ideally suited to accelerate value creation for media start-ups.
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Digital First Media