WEST MILFORD Straus News has launched strategically redesigned Web sites for The West Milford Messenger, one of its nine newspapers, and for dirt magazine. The new Web site (westmilfordmessenger.com) empowers editors to publish local news and information quickly and easily. For readers, the re-designed site eases reader access to the breadth and depth of The West Milford Messengers local news reporting.
Our newly designed local news site enhances The Messengers reputation as the best source for local news and information, said Jeanne Straus, president of Straus News, the parent company of The West Milford Messenger. Were proud of The Messengers long history of reporting on important topics that matter to peoples lives; our new Web site ensures that our readers continue to have access to that kind of hyper local, pertinent information in the future – whenever, and in whichever medium they choose.
Updated daily and as local news develops, the new site offers readers more multimedia content, including photos, slideshows, and videos. The front page now displays local photo galleries. In addition, advertisers can deploy a richer array of tools to reach the news sites engaged local audience.
Tablets and mobile devices can easily navigate the site, making it even more accessible to a broader audience. The new site will continue in its role as community water cooler and encourage discussion of important local topics. People who wish to comment on stories, or add to the newspapers reporting, may continue to do so anonymously with a nickname after they register with a valid email address.
We invested heavily in this new technology and design because were bullish on the future of local news, its ability to foster community and to connect local readers and local businesses, said Straus.
For a video interview with Straus, go to westmilfordmessenger.com.
Straus News publishes daily online at advertisernewsnorth.com, advertisernewssouth.com, spartaindependent and townshipjournal.com covering news and events in Sussex County, NJ and westmilfordmessenger.com in Passaic County, N.J. For southern Orange County news, it publishes warwickadvertiser.com, thephoto-news.com and chroniclenewspapers.com. Pikecountycourier.com covers Pike County, PA news and events. Covering the local green scene, Straus publishes dirt-mag.com.