The Parkersburg News and Sentinel adds new ways to read newspaper

PARKERSBURG – Since 1875, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel has delivered valuable news and information to the residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

The News and Sentinel has been an integral part of life in the region for generations, delivering news from your neighborhood and beyond directly to your door.

But as technology changes, so do newspapers.

More than a decade ago, The News and Sentinel began delivering an Internet version to online readers. In 2012, we added a mobile version to allow readers access to the newspaper on devices such as smart phones.

The News and Sentinel has long provided readers with comprehensive coverage of news, sports, opinions, news of record and other information important to the residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Neither our website nor mobile app is an exact copy of the printed version.

Beginning Wednesday, readers will be able to read the entire newspaper, online, every day.

Every page, every story and every advertisement will now be electronically available to our subscribers regardless of where they are located. The electronic version of The News and Sentinel will download to a smart phone, tablet or computer in a few seconds and allow you to read the newspaper in the same manner you would if you were holding the printed edition in your hands.

Subscribers also will be able to enjoy the same website they have used for years, which includes an archive of thousands of stories.

After the electronic edition is launched, subscribers will need to answer only a few questions to link digital accounts to subscription information. After that, subscribers will be able to access both the website and electronic versions of the newspaper.

Newspapers, including The News and Sentinel, continue to evolve to meet the information needs of a changing base of readers. Electronically receiving the news is a valuable part of many readers’ days. With the addition of a digital version of the newspaper, that value is intensified.

“The addition of an electronic edition as well as a subscription-based website will allow The News and Sentinel to serve our readers in whatever format they are most comfortable reading the newspaper,” said Publisher Jim Spanner. “It’s an exciting time to be in the publishing industry.”