Brewton Standard print schedule changing

Published 1:26am Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Brewton Standard will combine its two print editions beginning Wednesday, Oct. 2. There will no longer be a weekend print edition. It is anticipated that the new Wednesday print edition will be a larger newspaper.

The schedule change will allow The Standard to use a better model for its service to this community. The Standard will continue daily publication to its digital products found on its web site, brewtonstandard.com.

“We are committed to covering our community on a daily basis,” said Kerry Whipple Bean, publisher. “This schedule change allows us to serve our readers in three well-received ways — in print on Wednesdays, daily on brewtonstandard.com digitally and through social media.”

Wednesday’s print edition will include news, sports, opinion and lifestyles, as well as the faith and business news that now publish on Saturdays. The larger size of the new Wednesday edition will allow for more in-depth reporting, additional photography, and extra space for reader-submitted items, Bean said.

In addition, the newspaper will continue to publish news and sports stories and photos daily to its web site at brewtonstandard.com, along with updates on social media sites Facebook and Twitter. Those who subscribe to The Standard’s daily news email will also receive updates daily and when news breaks. Readers can sign up for the newspaper’s daily news email by emailing newsroom@brewtonstandard.com. There is no cost to sign up.

Football coverage will continue live on social media during the games on Friday evenings, with stories and photos published digitally on brewtonstandard.com later that night.

Annual in-town subscriptions will be $39 for the Wednesday print edition. Readers who have already paid will have their subscriptions extended to account for the change in cost.

“This schedule change is what we feel is best for our community and best for us. It will improve and enhance our newsgathering and reporting efforts,” Bean said. “As readers’ methods of consuming news change, we are evolving to match their habits of reading both a print edition as well as up-to-the-minute online digital coverage.

“What will not change, however, is our commitment to our readers and advertisers and to our community.”

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