A new era of news
THERE’S been a news revolution in the past four years, with our regional digital audience doubling in that time to 1.6m per month.
With our audience’s clear move into the online space, from today we are changing too to keep you better informed every day of the week.
Today we have launched a Premium online subscription model to the best local journalism, as well as state and national news.
What does this mean? You will start to see articles on our website with a rainbow coloured Plus sign next to them.
This means the story is available to subscribers only.
Any story that doesn’t have a Plus sign is able to be read for free.
Having a digital subscription gives you so much more than local news and our best stories.
A subscription also gives you access to stories from across the News network, including The Courier-Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The HeraldSun in Melbourne, as well as major regional titles like the Gold Coast Bulletin, Cairns Post, NT News, The Mercury in Hobart and so on.
In recent months, we have also introduced some new innovations - including live sports streaming of local junior sport.
Being a subscriber, you will be in the box seat for the best local action.
As a subscriber, we deliver the news to you with fewer advertisements so stories load faster, the pictures are bigger and the content is easier to find and read.
The +Rewards site is a special members-only club included with your subscription.
Members get access to free tickets, discounts and benefits worth hundreds of dollars a year.
Rewards include free eBooks curated by Harper Collins and Harlequin, 12month digital magazine subscriptions to several titles, ticket giveaways to major sporting matches and discounted tickets. And the rewards are updated each month. And why not have a go at Super Coach? Spend some time with the family picking your team, and starting the battle for bragging rights in either the NRL or AFL season.
KEEPING INFORMED: Lane Brooks is no stranger to appearing in the Western Star, and now he can enjoy the best of local, regional, state and national news with a subscription.