Now Offering Instant Information
Although it will continue to print its newspaper as it has for 159 years, The Vermont Standard can now be accessed via the internet with its eEdition, minutes after it comes off the presses in electronic form every Wednesday evening.
According to webmaster, Kat Fulcher, “people should not confuse our website (TheVermontStandard.com), with the new eEdition. It is an entirely different service. It is a 100% reproduction of our print edition – all photos, news items and other content. On our website, however, we will continue to offer breaking news, a comprehensive community calendar and more information, but our eEdition goes much further.”
“The world of communications has changed dramatically in recent years’, according to Standard Publisher, Phil Camp. “ The use of computers, ipads, iphones and other electronic devices is transforming how people receive and offer information to others. Many readers of the Standard will perhaps prefer to still receive our print edition, but now those who want to see 100% of the content almost instantly – the eEdition is the way to go,” he advises.
According to the General Manger, Jon Estey, “One of the main reasons we created an eEdition was to also provide a bonus for our advertisers. If they list their website URL in the ads they put in our print edition, a visitor to the eEdition can click on a link that will instantly be connected to the advertiser’s own website where any number of opportunities for purchases might exist.”
Standard staff indicates there may be confusion or questions associated with the introduction of the eEdition and have invited people with questions to contact the main office at 802-457-1313 or email kfulcher@TheVermontStandard.com
Persons interested in sampling the new service free through March can go to the paper’s website and click on eEdition in the top right of the home page.