Changing with ‘The Times’

Changing with ‘The Times’

Your local news, online or to your home

Times Editor Here at Crittenden Publishing, we strive to bring our Times' readers the best coverage at the best price with the best service. It’s no secret that newspapers, from national dailies to small-town weeklies, have felt the crunch from the way those looking for news have changed their habits.

Twenty-four hour news cycles, online reporting and even social media have had an impact on how news is delivered.

In this ever-changing world, we're changing too.

Beginning Monday, Sept.

10, the Times will be changing to a three-timesper- week print schedule.

Subscribers and those who visit the local news racks can look for new editions of the Times delivered to your home or in the news racks with an “Early Week” edition on Mondays, a “Mid-week” edition on Wednesdays, and “weekend” edition on Fridays.

Here's what you can look forward to as we make this transition:

• Continued local news coverage from right here in Crittenden County

• Expanded regional and state news to keep those affected by the loss of home delivery of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette informed with what’s happening in Arkansas

• Your favorite and new editorial content. Readers will still be able to get commentary from local and state elected officials and opinion pieces from local and nationally syndicated columnists.

• Expanded sports coverage. We’re looking to change the way you get local, regional and national sports news. Look for player features and more college coverage of the Razorbacks, Tigers and more, while still getting the scores you want from the Blue Devils, Patriots and all your local teams.

• More special features and breaking news online and in social media

• Continued features including Text the Times, puzzles, horoscopes, Dear Abby and more.

It will likely be a bumpy road, changing our business to best suit our needs and yours. But ultimately, we hope these changes will help guarantee our longterm survival and still meet or exceed our readers’ and advertisers’ expectations as we move forward.

If you’re looking for news between print editions, we will continue to produce an online edition on Tuesdays and Thursdays and update the community on social media through Facebook, where the Times already has more than 5,000 followers. We invite you to check us out at www.theeveningtimes.com and on Facebook if you’re not already a part of our online family.

And we’re looking to our readers for ideas. What would you like to see as part of our new format? We appreciate every one of our readers and we want to hear from you. Call us, text us, e-mail us or post on our Facebook page. Your ideas and input matter to us.

The Times invites longtime readers and new subscribers to be a part of bringing your hometown newspaper into the modern era. Read us off the rack or delivered to your home, and catch breaking news online with our e-edition, at www.theeveningtimes.com. Subscribe today at (870) 735-1010, and bear with us as we begin this new and hopefully exciting chapter of life here in Crittenden

County.

By Ralph Hardin

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