A new era of news

The Western Star - - News - JOR­DAN PHILP •To find out more about be­com­ing a sub­scriber for the in­tro­duc­tory price of just $3 a week, and all the ben­e­fits, sim­ply head to www.west­ern­starnews.com.au/half­price.

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.

Pic­ture: Ellen Rans­ley

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.

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