The Star Tribune of Minneapolis is the latest newspaper to offer an electronic replica of its print edition via NewsStand Inc. of Austin, Texas.
The Star Tribune eEdition includes the complete contents of the print edition, editorial and advertising, with the exception of USA Weekend, “TV Week,” and advertising inserts. The NewsStand Reader allows users to zoom in on text and photos, and conduct keyword searches of the newspaper’s content and advertising.
The eEdition can be downloaded to subscribers’ computers by 5 a.m. NewsStand recommends a high-speed Internet connection, which typically allows the paper to download in three to five minutes.
Four-week subscribers get a 20% discounts off the newspaper’s cover price — at $15.20 for seven days per week, $8 for Monday-Friday, and $5.60 for Sunday only. Single copies can also be purchased for 50 cents Monday-Saturday and $1.75 on Sunday.
Customers may subscribe at www.startribune.com/ee.
“The eEdition provides a choice for readers who like to get information electronically, yet prefer the format of the printed newspaper,” said Steve Alexander, Star Tribune senior vice president, circulation, in a statement. “It’s also a good option for those who spend winters out-of-state, or live outside the metro area but want metro coverage.”
Among NewsStand’s other clients are The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Globe & Mail.