By: Press Release | The Atlantic Journa-Constitution
ATLANTA (November 11, 2011) – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) has launched a new digital subscription package. Now readers have even more ways to read Atlanta’s best investigative and local news coverage: print, smartphone, tablet or laptop. We were one of the first regional papers in the country to offer an iPad app, and today the AJC continues its commitment to building value for readers.
“Our latest version of the AJC for iPad app has one of the most complete sets of features offered by any regional daily news organization,” said Nunzio (Mike) Lupo, senior director of digital products for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It also represents countless hours of field research, conducted through open dialogue with our readers using Facebook and email. This new digital combo truly represents a team effort and we are proud of the results.”
The Digital Combo delivers subscriber-only content, breaking news, as well as the convenience and functionality of an iPad™. Developed by Mercury Intermedia, makers of the USAToday app, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for iPad app includes:
- a full replica of the printed paper, including stock listings, comics, sports stats and ads, as well as the previous six days of newspapers.
- updates on traffic snarls
- dynamic photo galleries
- overnight sports articles
- ability to browse favorite sections, save and archive stories
- ability to share favorite news stories and photos with friends via email, Twitter and Facebook
- breaking news updates as they occur
- AJC bloggers and columnists
In addition to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for iPad app, the Digital Combo includes an E-edition, which delivers a newspaper replica to any desktop or laptop computer. The E-edition allows readers to browse stories and advertisements from that day’s newspaper, as well as complete newspapers from the previous 21 days. Some subscribers got a sneak peak at the E-edition during snowstorms earlier this year; the newspaper provided access for free.
“It served as a reminder that our readers want and need the AJC,” Lupo said. “We offered the digital replica to subscribers who were not able to get their daily paper, and many readers were impressed with this format. This digital subscription is an important step forward as we work to provide readers breaking news that meets their needs.”
The AJC is the first Cox Media Group newspaper to launch a digital subscription package. New customers can choose from several options, including the full-access Atlanta Journal-Constitution for iPad™ app for $9.99 a month; an E-edition subscription for $9.99 a month; or the Digital combo (the iPad™ app + a daily online edition of the newspaper viewable on any computer or laptop) plus the Sunday print edition for only $15.98 a month.
A benefit to seven-day AJC subscribers, the Digital Combo will be included in the price of their print subscription. Subscribers who receive the paper less than seven days a week can add the Digital Combo for an additional $2.99 a month. To subscribe, visit www.ajcdelivers.com/combo.
“This move to digital subscriptions is an important next step for the AJC,” Lupo said. “We also plan to introduce subscriber apps for the Android and other tabloid devices. As our work continues, we welcome feedback on ways to better serve our audience.”
To join the discussion, visit the ajc.com Facebook page and select the iPad tab.
About The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the leading source – both in print and online – of news, information and advertising for metropolitan Atlanta, reaching a total print and online audience of 2 million people each week. Every month, nearly 2.3 million unique visitors access the newspaper’s websites, including ajc.com and accessAtlanta.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is part of Cox Media Group, a publishing, digital media and broadcasting subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises.
About Cox Media Group (CMG)
Cox Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, four metro newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.