The Intermountain Jewish News is re-launching its digital presence next week, with many significant new features, announces IJN Assistant Publisher Shana R. Goldberg.
Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, IJN executive editor, says:
“Consistent with our long history of innovation, this advanced digital presence pushes the IJN into the journalistic age of multiple platforms.”
The site, www.ijn.com, is scheduled to re-launch on Wednesday, June 1.
New features include:
• A new e-Edition for all print subscribers and improved digital access (details below);
• A responsive design adaptable to all devices, including mobile phones and tablets;
• A cleaner, streamlined design, with more images to complement the IJN’s award-winning content;
• Comment function on all IJN content; article sharing on social media, including Facebook and Twitter. (Comments are moderated);
• A new calendar tool for the IJN’s online Community Calendar, the most comprehensive Jewish events calendar for the Rocky Mountain region;
• Easy to fill out online forms for birth announcements, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and obituaries. Images can be submitted via these forms, found within the “Contact” menu;
• Online form for a letter to the editor;
• Ability to view all articles by a specific author.
Also on the site are digital versions of the IJN’s community directory and synagogue directory as well as a kosher guide for the metro area.
“The most exciting new feature of the site will be improved digital access,” says Shana Goldberg.
Paid-up print subscribers will have access to the IJN’s e-Edition and to premium content.
“Our previous e-Edition was hosted on a different site. Now, readers can access the e-Edition at ijn2.wpengine.com,” says Goldberg.
Print subscribers can log in at www.ijn.com using their unique customer number, printed above their name on their IJN mailing label. The unique customer number also functions as a temporary password.
Readers looking for digital only access can register via the orange “Subscribe” tab on the IJN homepage.
The e-Edition will now come in the form of a PDF download and will be available to digital subscribers on Thursday evenings.
New subscribers can purchase an IJN subscription also via the orange “Subscribe” tab.
Premium content will also be available for short-term purchase.
“This has been a long-term project and we’re excited that the day for re-launch is finally here,” says Goldberg.
All of the content currently available on IJN.com will be available on the new site. However, says Goldberg, as content is transferred to the new site, there may be some errors, such as missing punctuation. Readers are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org if they notice such errors.
Such fixes, and other tweaks, will continue in the coming months.
If you have any questions or comments contact Shana R. Goldberg at email@example.com.