The Standard’s local news subscription package for online readers begins on Tuesday.
Visitors to The Standard’s website will be able to subscribe for full online access to the latest news from across the south-west for only $3.75 a week.
As announced in August, the new subscription offer will include around-the-clock digital access to all of the local news, sport and opinion published by The Standard, as well as essential community information and the latest national news and sport, plus lifestyle, health and travel advice.
Readers can sign up and pay at www.standard.net.au from Tuesday.
The first 30 days of website access is free for subscribers, who can choose to pay monthly or take out an annual subscription with a 20 per cent discount.
Subscribers will also get access to digital replicas of each day’s print edition of The Standard so they can read every page of the newspaper on their iPad, android tablet, phones or desktops. There’s also the option to receive regular news updates - including breaking-news alerts - by email making it easier to browse the latest headlines and see what’s making news across the south-west.
“Just as our newspaper has a cover price, we’re now asking online audiences to support us as subscribers so The Standard can continue providing the quality local journalism they trust to keep our community informed, entertained and connected,” editor Greg Best said.
“By subscribing for full online access, you will be supporting The Standard to continue to deliver the local journalism that keeps our community informed, entertained and connected.”
From Tuesday, visitors to The Standard’s website will be able to read five articles a month for free before they are invited to subscribe for unlimited website access.
Some content will remain open to all website visitors after Tuesday, including classified advertisements, such as birth and funeral notices, and recommended articles featuring local businesses. Nationally syndicated Domain and drive.com.au content can be accessed for free from the homepage. Local news headlines and article summaries on the homepage will remain visible to website visitors and non-subscribers.
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