JACKSONVILLE — The staff of the Jacksonville Daily Progress strives every day to deliver the latest, most reliable information about our community. Technology gives us many new opportunities to do that, and we are constantly evaluating our products to be as effective as possible in reaching our readers and serving our advertisers.
With that in mind, the Progress is changing its print publication schedule.
As of July 15, the Progress will be available on newsstands and mailed to subscribers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We will no longer publish Wednesday and Friday editions.
We remain committed to providing local stories and photos that give current information and details about local happenings and news in Cherokee County. Having three instead of five issues per week will allow us more time to dedicate to writing and researching local stories.
"I'm looking forward to this change because it will allow us the opportunity to dig into local stories more," said April Barbe, JDP's managing editor. "I see it as being quality over quantity, although the overall pages produced will not be much less in three papers as it is stretched across five."
The Progress offers up-to-date, top-quality news and advertising on Cherokee County’s most visited website www.jacksonvilleprogress.com, and via social networking sites.
These changes reflect the world around us. Like newspapers everywhere, the Progress must adjust to the realities of the business and demands of readers and advertisers. In today’s reality, our customers expect news to be delivered across multiple platforms to various devices at all times.
Today we have the capability to deliver information through a variety of methods.
Never before have we reached so many people through our newspaper, digital products and specialty publications.
"This is a positive change, and we hope our readers will encourage us as we work to create a better product," Barbe said.
In the coming days, we'll be in touch with our advertising customers directly affected by these developments. And, for all of our readers, we will continue to show you why we are this community's trusted source for local news and information.
If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 903-586-2236, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 pm.
Thank you for your continued support.