Free Press goes daily
The Prince George Free Press is now daily.
Just not in the traditional way.
This morning we officially launched the Free Press Daily … a daily, digital newspaper serving the Prince George area. It has the look and feel of newspaper with one notable difference … it’s delivered to your e-mail in-box rather than your doorstep every morning.
It will contain news, sports, arts and entertainment, and opinion pieces, and more.
Using state-of-the-art software the Free Press Daily looks very much like a printed newspaper on your computer screen, right down to pages that rustle when you turn them. You can zoom in to get a better look or download the issue if want to print it out yourself.
“The Free Press Daily is markedly different than a website in a couple of ways,” said Bill Phillips, Free Press managing editor. “We haven’t loaded it up with web enhancements that have nothing to do with delivering the news of the day, and we actually deliver it to you. Rather than having to go a website to get your news, it comes to you … just like the paper version does.”
The Free Press will, however, maintain its current web presence at www.pgfreepress.com, with its Facebook page, and on Twitter. The daily, along with digital versions of printed edition and special sections, can be found at a new website www.pgfreepress.ca.
And, with many news organizations now putting up paywalls on their web content, the Free Press Daily, just like the print version, is free.
“Why should you pay to get your daily news?” said Roy Spooner, Free Press sales and marketing director.
You can check out the Free Press Daily on a big screen (that we will be raffling off with proceeds going to the Festival of Trees) at the Free Press booth at the Festival of Trees. You can also subscribe to the Free Press Daily at the booth or sign up at pgfreepress.ca.