After several months of development with my colleagues at the Kingsport Times-News, we’re proud to introduce the first of two new websites we will be rolling out in the next several days. Introducing The Kingsport Times-News Enhanced Electronic Edition.
The first is a new breakthrough technology developed by Olive Software that allows readers to read and explore every page of the newspaper by clicking links and turning pages. It’s an impressive application that many newspapers are deploying and our new service is made available today for readers to explore for thirty days.
The new enhanced electronic edition includes every news story, obit, photo, classified ads and comics that you’ll find in the print edition and marries sophisticated PDF technologies that allow you to scroll, enlarge, search, email and more.
In the next several days, we’ll complete the transition of our new services with the launch of www.timesnews.net. I’m very excited about this new application and our staff has been working around the clocks for months redeveloping the core software and producing a completely unique and hand-coded online news and media center. It’s the most ambitious and time-consuming project I’ve experienced in the past twenty plus years in the newspaper, but trust it’s also one of the most impressive and ambitious projects I’ve ever been involved with, so stay tuned for this new innovation.