Postmedia redesigns community newspaper websites
Postmedia of Toronto has redesigned the websites of approximately 80 of its community newspapers. According to the company, the updates are intended to provide readers with a “richer user experience and closer community connections.” The redesign puts an emphasis on each publication’s top stories, followed from news by nearby locations provided by the community newspapers there. The changes are also intended to improve website performance on desktop computers and mobile devices.
“We know readers come to us for information that matters to them and news about their community and region is their top priority,” said Lucinda Chodan, senior vice-president of editorial at Postmedia. “This investment in our community websites supports local journalism, and brings our readers, local businesses and communities closer together.”
Redesigned websites include those of Chatham-Kent This Week, Clinton News Record, Cornwall Standard-Freeholder, Devon Dispatch, Edmonton Examiner, Exeter Lakeshore Times-Advance, Fairview Post, Fort McMurray Today, Goderich Signal Star, Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune, Grey-Bruce This Week, Hanna Herald, Kenora Miner & News, Kingston This Week, Kirkland Lake Northern News This Week, La Nouvelle Beaumont News, Londoner, Nipawin Journal, Norfolk & Tillsonburg News, North Bay Nugget, Peace Country Sun, Pembroke Observer & News, Record-Gazette, Sarnia & Lambton County This Week, Sault This Week, Seaforth Huron Expositor, Shoreline Beacon, Simcoe Reformer, St. Thomas Times-Journal, Strathroy Age Dispatch, The Airdrie Echo, The Belleville Intelligencer, The Bow Valley Crag & Canyon, The Brantford Expositor. The Chatham Daily News, The Cochrane Times, The Cochrane Times-Post, The Cold Lake Sun, The Community Press, The County Weekly News, The Courier Press, The Drayton Valley Western Review, The Fort Saskatchewan Record, The Gananoque Reporter, The Graphic Leader, The Grove Examiner, The High River Times, The Journal, The Kincardine News, The Kingston Whig-Standard, The Leduc Rep, The Leduc-Wetaskiwin County Market, The Lucknow Sentinel, The Mayerthorpe Freelancer, The Mid-North Monitor, The Mitchell Advocate, The Nanton News, The Napanee Guide, The Owen Sound Sun Times, The Paris Star, The Pincher Creek Echo, The Post, The Recorder & Times, The Sarnia Observer, The Sault Ste. Marie Sault Star, The Sherwood Park Strathcona County News , The Standard, The Stony Plain Reporter, The Stratford Beacon Herald, The Sudbury Star, The Timmins Daily Press, The Trentonian, The Vulcan Advocate, The Wetaskiwin Times, The Whitecourt Star, The Wiarton Echo, Timmins Times, Today's Farmer, Vermilion Standard, West Elgin Chronicle and Woodstock Sentinel-Review.