Q&A: About the upcoming print and e-paper edition changes at the West Central Tribune – West Central Tribune

Why reduce print papers to Wednesdays and Saturdays?

We need to reduce our expenses in order to sustain the future of local news. A printed newspaper is expensive to produce. These expenses are manageable when balanced out by advertisements and membership subscriptions, but COVID-19 has put a strain on many of our advertisers, which is accelerating the transition to digital delivery most days a week.

Why was my subscription rate not adjusted with these changes?

When faced with some of the economic impacts of the pandemic, we had to decide whether to significantly increase subscription rates or cut print frequency days while continuing to deliver the news in a similar format via the e-paper. We felt the second option would provide the best experience for our subscribers, as it allowed us to continue delivering the news daily across a variety of formats without affecting rates. Of course, we understand some people may have signed up for a subscription with a different expectation, and we are happy to discuss options if thats the case. Please contact our Member Services team at 320-214-1154 or memberservices@wctrib.com if you would like to discuss your rate.

How do I get my unlimited e-paper access or online news at wctrib.com?

If you are a current subscriber and have not connected to your online account yet, go to wctrib.com/activate or contact Member Services for assistance at 320-214-1154 or memberservices@wctrib.com.

What if I dont want to read the news online?

We understand. This isnt an easy change and it will take some adjusting for all of us. However, we encourage you to try the e-paper edition for a similar experience to the printed newspaper. Its found at epaper.wctrib.com. The e-paper is an electronic replica of the printed newspaper, including the same layout and stories with pages you can flip through. The e-paper can be accessed from anywhere, in any weather and is available early each day. It also comes with some added benefits, like the ability to increase text size, zoom into pages, clip or save stories for later and story jumps are automatically attached when you open a story.

A new edition of your e-paper will be available seven days a week.

Additional features, stories and content will continue to be added to both the e-paper and online sites to increase the value of your membership.

You will also be able to access the latest news and updates on all of our companys many news websites with just one subscription.

When will I get my printed newspaper?

Once we shift to delivering the printed newspaper twice a week on July 8, you will receive the printed newspaper on both Wednesday and Saturday through the U.S. Postal Service mail. A new edition of your e-paper will be available early each day, seven days a week, and online news is updated with new information and articles all the time.

When will the advertising inserts be included?

Store inserts will be included in either the Wednesday or Saturday print editions, depending upon an advertiser's preference.

When will Channels be published?

The Channels television guide will be published in Saturday's print edition and the TV schedule grids will run from Sunday through Saturday.

When will the Showcase and Extra sections be published?

The Showcase section will be moved to Wednesday's print edition and the Extra section will remain part of Saturday's print edition.

When will the Health and Business pages be published?

The Health page will move to Wednesday's print edition and the Business page will move to Saturday's print edition.

What about the crossword puzzles, comics and other games?

The puzzles, games and comics are a much loved feature of our printed newspapers and are included in all seven days of the e-paper. Once in the e-paper, you can easily read the comics or navigate to your favorite puzzle. From there, you may tap or click on it and follow the simple instructions to print your puzzle.

We also publish comics, puzzles and games on our web site at: wctrib.com/comics and wctrib.com/games.

What can I do to help?

The best thing anyone can do to support local news is to subscribe at: wctrib.com/subscribe.

If youre already doing that, the next best thing you can do is activate your digital access at wctrib.com.com/activate and continue to check us out online or via the mobile app to stay connected every day.

Thank you for your support.

We are so grateful for the support of our subscribers who allow us to keep telling the stories of our communities and region.

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