Portable newspaper launches

By Kari Borgen May 14, 2014 02:25 pm

For those of you who have been asking to receive your Baker City Herald subscription online, today’s the day you’ve been waiting for.

Our readers are increasingly interested in receiving local news delivered to their computers, notebooks, iPads and smartphones. We’ve included some news stories on our website, www.bakercityherald.com, since 2001, and share local updates on Facebook and Twitter. But in our mobile world, it makes a lot of sense to have a “portable” subscription that delivers the entire newspaper digitally — you can read it while on the road, vacation or before you get home from work. 

So, for the last two years, we’ve been planning delivery of the full version of the printed Baker City Herald to our subscribers to be accessed online and via mobile devices.

Finally, it’s here.  In today’s print edition you’ll find a Readers Guide to the Baker City Herald that includes information about how to use your subscriber account number to login, create a password and view today’s newspaper ... every page. Your monthly subscription now gives you the option of having both the print and online edition at no extra charge. You can also choose just to receive the online edition, or never login and just keep receiving the print edition of the newspaper delivered to your home. Any way you choose, you pay the same subscription price as you’ve been paying ... no additional charge.

It’s an added value for our Baker City Herald subscribers, and for our advertisers, too.  Web links in the online edition are live — you can click on them to take you directly to an advertiser website or news link.  

Like all technology, it’s bound to have some glitches, so I encourage subscribers to call us with your comments or questions so that we can continue to improve our service to you.

Thanks to our subscribers, readers, fans and followers for reading the Baker City Herald — in any way you choose to read us. 

Kari Borgen is the regional publisher of the

Baker City Herald and The (La Grande) Observer.