Bulletin website requires subscription beginning Dec. 1st

Published 1:44 am Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Tryon Daily Bulletins full online edition will be available to all subscribers beginning Tuesday, December 1st. If you are a subscriber to the Tryon Daily Bulletin, either as a print/web combination subscriber, or a web-only subscriber, you can log in using the subscriber number.Print subscribers can find their subscriber number on their home delivery mailing label as both your user name and password. Once you have logged in the first time, the system will direct you to set up your own unique username and password. Web only subscribers will be issued a subscriber number as they subscribe, either online or through the Bulletin office.

In addition to receiving the print edition in the mail, combination subscribers now will have access to all the content of the Tryon Daily Bulletin online, indexed by topic and area, and searchable. The website also offers an e-edition, video submissions and color photo galleries.
If you have any questions or if you would like to subscribe, call the Bulletin office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go to www.tryondailybulletin.com/subscriptions. Subscriptions cost as little as $5 a month.

The Tryon Daily Bulletin launched an enhanced website about two weeks ago and&bsp;provided a&bsp;free trial period, which ended Sunday night. Working with Tryon firms High Tech House Call and Kiveo, the Bulletin designed a website that makes the entire print edition available online and also features color photo galleries, local video, enhanced search capabilities and individual news pages for area towns.

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Visitors to the site will first see a public landing page displaying top headlines, Bulletin classifieds, and the Appointments equestrian lifestyle section. You must have subscribe and enter a login and password as described above to enter the site.

This is Phase I, said Bulletin publisher Jeff Byrd, In coming months, we will be adding to the offerings online, using the unique capabilities of the web to compliment the Bulletin in serving the information needs of Polk County, Landrum, Campobello, and Gowensville.

The unique capabilities of the daily print edition have been evident for 82 years and will continue.

The new version of the worlds smallest daily web site allows the Bulletin to upload news items in real time, including video, color photographs, and complete versions of print stories. Viewers can now read the online version in typical web browser format, or in a page view format, each page of the e-edition just as it appears in print.

In the past, for our online edition, we only featured a thin slice of print edition, offerings from just a few key categories such as news and entertainment, Byrd said. Now everything all the community news, letters to the editor, columns will appear online as well as in print for subscribers.

The Bulletin was founded in 1928 and has remained uniquely local and largely written by community contributors from more than 100 of the areas clubs and organizations, the foundation of the entertainment, arts and civic life of the Thermal Belt community.

The paper has also for the past 20 years upheld a strong journalistic responsibility with staff reporters covering 14 local government boards and commissions monthly, as well as crime and court stories.

Of course, the TDB also covers local sports and breaking news and features from Green Creek to Saluda, Sunny View to Landrum, Pea Ridge to Tryon, and everywhere in between.

All advertisers in the print edition will appear in the page-by-page view online. Consumers will benefit by seeing the daily news of the local marketplace more often in more places.

For a bit of nostalgia, a 1930s Universal Studios Stranger than Fiction newsreel featuring the Tryon Daily Bulletin is viewable from the public landing page. Along with this historic film, links to accounts of the unique and quirky history of The Worlds Smallest Daily Newspaper will be available along with a list of subscriber benefits.

Yearly subscriptions to the Bulletin will remain $60, or $5 per month by Easy Pay, for the combination print and online subscription. Subscriptions can be purchased online at www.tryondailybulletin.com/subscriptions or by calling 828-859-9151.

The Bulletin is in the 80 percent of all American newspapers with circulations of 15,000 or less who are going strong, Byrd said. 86 million Americans rely upon these small community newspapers to maintain the informed electorate upon which our democracy stands, and for the community information that keeps us involved, active, having fun and doing things together.