Publishing a paper copy has become increasingly expensive over the years. Newspaper print has increased in price and the necessary upgraded technology has also impacted printing costs, this coupled with diminishing advertising revenue due to the recession is forcing publishers to re-evaluate traditional hardcopy newspapers. Like it or not, the internet has forever changed the methods of doing business and The People News is no exception.
For those who favor reading a traditional tabloid newspaper and are disappointed with its demise, there are benefits to utilizing the web. Newspapers can become much more interactive, incorporating direct input using reader blogs and instant feedback. Self posting blogs gauge reader sentiment as the news happens, avoiding the time delay inherent in traditional Letters to the Editor while encouraging a wider range of input from any computer. You can read other reader input as it is posted. On the web there are no artificial limits inherent in newsprint, restricting space on any subject is not an issue. Also, sections of a site can be updated at any time, day or night, reflecting news as it happens, something printed newspapers could never do. Newspapers, even dailies, can only ever supply old news, so the speed of the web is helping to make them even less competitive.
After almost thirteen years in print it is the passing of an era for The People News, moving forward with free online newspapers is an obvious and necessary progression. Going totally electronic allows for more efficiency and greater flexibility in providing what the reader wants at an acceptable price. The intention is to facilitate the reader's ability to steer The People News Online in the way they want. Input with setting up blogs, investigating local happenings and Gripes and Likes are encouraged from readers. The internet works best when people are personally involved. We want you personally involved with The People News at all levels. If you have an idea you think will improve the website, let us know. If you want to volunteer your time or help in any way, your help is welcome. The People News newspaper has never been run for a profit, it has always been intended as a free community service for ordinary people, that tells them what the others won't. We didn't want it to evolve into a business. It will remain a free community service online. Get involved to make it even better.
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Write us at PO Box 3921, Cleveland, TN 37320-3921