Want to stay in the know even while on the go?

Published 11:00 pm Saturday, November 14, 2009

Want to stay in the know even while on the go?

The Tribune wants to help you with that.

We have recently launched a variety of features designed to help readers stay in touch with what is going on here in Lawrence County even if they haven’t had a chance to sit down and grab a newspaper or even log onto a computer.

Email newsletter signup

I have talked about a few of these before but will try to offer a quick overview.

First, we have an afternoon e-mail edition, called the “E-mailEXTRA.” This sends those who sign up to an e-mail list a daily message that has the top stories of the day, a photo or two and links to the main Web site.

We intended this to be a quick way of letting people know what is in the newspaper that day in case they haven’t had time to visit any of the Tribune’s sites.

You can sign up for this by going to any of the Tribune’s three Web sites, www.irontontribune.com, www.chesapeaketribune.com or www.proctorvilletribune.com, and creating an account if you don’t already have one.

It is free and easy. You can find the link at the top of the page in your Web browser.

Then click on “Your Account” that is also at the top of every page. There you will see a variety of links including one called “Manage alerts.”

Simply click on that and select “E-mail Extra.”

And while you are there, you may want to sign up for our “Breaking News” alert as well.

It is easy and you just have to provide an e-mail address if you want that type of alert or cell phone information if you want text messages sent to you about breaking news.

We send these out as needed and have done so recently regarding a fire in Wayne National Forest, lane restrictions on the Ironton-Russell Bridge and traffic delays on U.S. 52.

As our list grows, we plan to utilize this more often.

Finally, we have also launched Web sites that are specifically redesigned for mobile devices like iPhones and BlackBerry devices.

You can get the top localnews including news, sports, opinion and obits.

It is easy to access, just visit http://m.irontontribune.com. The same works for the other editions as well.

I have always said newspapers aren’t dying, simply being forced to evolve. And this is a good thing.

Good for the readers, good for the newspaper company and good for the entire community.

This is just another step on that evolutionary ladder, one designed to accommodate life in our fast-paced, on-the-go world.

Michael Caldwell is publisher of The Tribune. To reach him, call (740) 532-1445 ext. 24 or by e-mail at mike.caldwell@irontontribune.com.