Hello world! The Roanoke Times is launching this blog because we are undergoing exciting changes and we want to share them with you and invite you to share your thoughts about them.
One of the biggest projects we’re undertaking this year is the redesign of The Roanoke Times’ website, roanoke.com. This is more than a makeover of the site – this is like a tear-down and rebuild – from changing our internal process of how stories populate both the website and the newspaper to how you can share stories and photos.
We want you to be a part of the redesign. Tell us what you like about roanoke.com and what features from other websites that you’d like us to research and possibly incorporate.
Beyond the redesign, we are also rolling out other digital products to better deliver news and information on various devices – whether it’s on your mobile phone or tablet.
In fact, we have recently launched two new products to our print subscribers – The Roanoke eTimes and Print Replica iPad app. These products are exact copies of our printed newspaper but accessible from any computer or iPad. Right now, these products are available to those who subscribe to The Roanoke Times at no additional cost. Learn more here. In the coming weeks, we will offer digital subscriptions to those who prefer to access the newspaper digitally. Sign up here to be notified when they are available. If you can’t wait, subscribe to the print edition and get immediate access to these new products.
These two products are just a sampling of what is ahead. Check back with this blog often, as many teams at The Roanoke Times are creating new products or tweaking our current ones. We will also be tweeting, so follow us on Twitter at @RefreshRT. We look forward to hearing from you.