We at Larson Newspapers are proud to unveil our updated website, journalaz.com.
Our website typically places among the top websites awarded by the Arizona Newspapers Association’s Better Newspapers Contest, but we want to make constant improvements to benefit our readers and our community.
The new homepage features big, bold photos to grab your attention and pull you into news stories as well as category headers so you can go right to the photo galleries or topics you find most important.
The comments section encourages you to interact with other members of the community as well as our newsroom staff. You can also share stories and photos with your social networks on Facebook and Twitter with the click of a button.
The enhanced search engine and category tools allow you to find older stories and related new coverage so you can stay fully informed about the goings-on in the community around you.
We offer more photos from feature stories about residents, organizations and events than ever before. Our photo galleries offer packages from breaking news and community events so you can see more images of your friends and neighbors at festivals, public forums, fêtes and ceremonies, see photos of sporting events, school plays and recreational activities, as well as see the responses to traffic emergencies, construction closures and wildfires.
Our print edition is our pride and joy, but we have paired it with our new website as technology advances. Access to local news online will only become more and more important and we are more than eager to provide our up-to-the-minute news coverage in a format residents and visitors access on their smart phones, computers and tablets whether at home or out and about in the Verde Valley.
Our spread on Page 5A highlights all the new functions and features. Please let us know what you think and join us in the conversation online at journalaz.com.