Tri-City Herald to charge for access to all formats

By Gregg McConnell, Tri-City HeraldNovember 13, 2012 

— For decades, the Tri-City Herald has been the Mid-Columbia's No. 1 source of community news, commentary and shopping information.

In fact, we reach more people in the Mid-Columbia today than ever before.

Now, through advances in technology, we bring you news and information 24/7 on your phone, tablet and laptop -- and once a day in your printed newspaper.

Our goal is to give you the information to make better decisions about life in your towns and neighborhoods. We believe quality, credible community journalism has value, regardless of the way you want to receive it.

We no longer can expect advertising to support all the ways we delivery news to you, or for print subscribers to shoulder the burden.

Starting today, the Tri-City Herald is charging for unlimited access to all of our formats, including the internet and mobile applications.

Occasional readers still can access our homepage and section fronts, such as local news, sports, features and business, but you'll need a subscription to read more than 15 items in a month.

If you're a current print newspaper subscriber, you can add full access to our mobile, internet and digital newspaper for 50 cents per week or less, depending on your renewal length.

If you aren't a current print subscriber, you'll have the option of getting a digital-only package including mobile, web and the electronic replica of the print newspaper for $6.95 a month or $69.95 per year.

New digital-only subscribers can start a subscription for as low as 99 cents.

Keep in mind, our website is not our print newspaper online, and our print newspaper is not our website in print.

Thank you for allowing the Tri-City Herald to be a part of your day. We look forward to providing you all the local news you want, when you want it and every way you want it.

Print subscribers will continue to have free digital access until your current subscription renews but you must register now.

Go to www.tri-cityherald.com/plus/ today to register.

* Gregg McConnell, President and publisher of the Tri-City Herald, can be reached at gmcconnell@tricityherald.com