Journal to offer complete electronic edition

LISBON – Since 1852, the Morning Journal has been an integral part of Columbiana County, providing news coverage of our local area like no one else can.

But as technology changes, so do newspapers. Now, in addition to delivering the printed product to your door each morning, we are moving fully into the electronic age, with a comprehensive digital edition as well.

Beginning Wednesday, you will be able to read the entire newspaper online every day. Every page, every story, every advertisement, now will be available to our subscribers electronically regardless of their location.

More than a decade ago, the Journal began delivering an Internet version to online readers. In 2012, we also added a mobile version to allow readers to access the newspaper on devices such as iPhones and iPads.

Now with the launch of the electronic edition, print subscribers will only need to answer a few questions to link a digital account to their subscription information. After that you will be able to access both the website and the digital version of the newspaper.

If you prefer to continue reading the print edition, that’s fine. We’ll still deliver it to your doorstep or paper tube each morning. And it will continue to be sold at stores and in vending machines. But, if you prefer to read it on your computer, tablet or phone, we’ll provide that service as well, for no extra charge to print subscribers. You can also subscribe to the digital only edition.

And, when you’re on vacation, or wintering in Florida, you will have access to the entire edition of the Morning Journal every day at your fingertips.

“The addition of an electronic edition as well as a subscription-based website will allow the Journal to serve our readers in whatever format they are most comfortable reading the newspaper,” said Publisher Larry Dorschner. “It’s an exciting time to be in the publishing industry.”

Anywhere in the world, readers can stay informed about Columbiana County by logging onto our website, They will also have access to a digital archive dating back to 2008. Non-subscribers will be able to view the beginning of each story. The apps for the iPhone and Android devices will offer non-subscribers top headlines from the newspaper.

Users can download the new apps from their app store and can subscribe to either the app or the app+newspaper bundle from the website. The digital edition can be downloaded to a computer as well as a tablet or smartphone. The quick download will feature everything found in the print edition and will become available at the same time the newspaper is being printed.