We’re going digital!

Illustration: Norwegian American Weekly staff

New digital platform available to all Weekly subscribers and advertisers

Like the Norwegian American Weekly in print, but wish it was available online? Look no further – we are launching our digital edition with our annual Business Issue! This interactive platform will be available to all current print subscribers starting Sept. 28. Says managing editor Christy Olsen Field, “Going online has been in our minds and a conversation in staff meetings for the past year. With more than 5 million Norwegian-Americans and Norwegian-Canadians in North America, our readership potential has nearly unlimited growth possibilities. But to cultivate that growth, we need to expand our online presence and make it easier for people to access the newspaper.”

The Norwegian American Weekly has partnered with digital publisher PageSuite to bring our readers and advertisers a new way to experience the newspaper. The digital edition features the same layout as the print version, but layered with hyperlinks and interactive content. It’s the next step for the Norwegian American Weekly to boost its online presence and reach out to new readers.

“Starting with our Business Issue on Sept. 28, every current print subscriber will have access to the digital version until June 1, 2013. This open access is important to me as the editor: I want you to try the digital version of the Weekly, and more than just once. With delivery straight to your inbox and readable on a number of devices, the digital edition of the Norwegian American Weekly is now available at your fingertips,” says Olsen Field.

Features of the Norwegian American Weekly digital edition include:

  • Delivery straight to your inbox with a link
  • Readable on any computer or device that supports Flash
  • Can be downloaded as a PDF
  • Make bookmarks or create clippings to mark articles to keep or share with others
  • Interactive content, including direct links to our advertisers, YouTube videos and more!
  • Access to our archives, starting with Sept. 7, 2012

All current print subscribers will have access to the digital edition until June 1, 2013. At that point, subscribers can choose digital, print or both versions. To access your digital account, email Subscriptions Manager Kelsey Larson. Be sure to include your subscription name and contact information, and we will send you your username and password. This is a one-time setup process, and every new edition will be sent to your inbox on Friday morning.

NB: You must have a current print subscription to access our digital edition for free. Individual issues can be purchased digitally for $1.50 per issue. Prefer to subscribe to the digital edition only? That’s great! The annual digital subscription cost is $47 for the year – just $1 per issue, regardless of where you live in the world.

“In these first few months, we need your feedback! Click around in the issue and see how the interactive content works. Tell us what you like, what isn’t working for you, what you would like to see. We take every comment to heart and see how we can improve your reader experience of the Weekly,” says Olsen Field. “Tusen takk for your wonderful support, and we hope you join us in celebrating this exciting step in the Norwegian American Weekly’s history!”

Check our Subscriptions page to set up your subscription in print or digital!

Questions? Please contact us at naw@norway.com. 

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