Home delivery another example of Globe/Times changing to meet needs of our communities
August 27, 2008 · Updated 8:30 PM
Over the past several months The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times have undergone a number of changes some visible to our readers and advertisers, and some not to enhance the service we provide to the communities the two weeklies have reported on for more than a century.
After being purchased by Sound Publishing in August, The Globe and The Times switched to a new, more narrow format in September. In November, the printing of the papers moved to Sounds new Everett press facility. The new press provides us with expanded capabilities, including running full-color photographs and advertisements on inside pages. Weve already moved the sports sections to take better advantage of this opportunity.
In November we also began an on-line readership survey (which can be found at www.pulseresearch.com/marysville and www.pulseresearch.com/arlington) to help us better understand readers interests, collect suggestions and insight from the readership and gain information on shopping patterns to share with local retailers and help attract additional businesses to the local market.
And with this weeks issue, we are beginning our voluntary-pay home delivery.
We believe that everyone will benefit from this new service. Local residents will benefit because they will have award-winning community newspapers delivered to their homes each week with no obligation to subscribe. Local businesses will benefit they will be able to reach tens of thousands of local residents each week. And our communities will benefit because residents will be able to stay informed about local issues and, hopefully, become more involved.
These are just some of the steps weve taken to ensure that The Globe and The Times are meeting the needs of the communities we serve. And there will be additional changes as we continue to strive to improve the service we provide to our readers and our advertisers.
To contact a member of The Marysville Globe/Arlington Times editorial board Kris Passey or Scott Frank e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.