Newspapers and Technology Teams with TownNews.com

October 7, 2009

Article by: BLOX Digital

www.newsandtech.com launched on the BLOX Content Management System Oct. 1 2009

News & Tech took the wraps off a redesigned Web site sporting a new look and features that include movable blocks of content commenting and a new electronic edition.

The new site launched on Thursday Oct. 1 2009 using TownNews.com’s BLOX Content Management System. The site includes top stories as well as content from News & Tech’s popular weekly electronic newsletter Dateline.

All content on the site is tagged allowing content to appear in multiple sections without the need to duplicate the entry. Keyword tagging via BLOX also makes content easier for News & Tech’s readers to find relevant content on the site.

BLOX CMS is designed to allowed editors to easily move add and program blocks of tagged content anywhere on the Web site.

“TownNews.com made the transition very easy ” said Mary L. Van Meter News & Tech’s publisher. “BLOX allows our staff to easily update content and allowed for a more sleek design than we previously had.”

A new Editor’s Blog the EB will feature comment and analysis from News & Tech editors and featured columnists. Visitors can log in to the site to join the discussion on the EB or on any article for the site.

“The interactive features of BLOX appealed greatly to us ” Van Meter said. “As the leading trade publication for the newspaper industry for applying integration technology we wanted to make it easy for readers to ask questions and provide their input on hot topics.”

News & Tech’s Buyer’s Guide is more accessible than ever before. Posted using TownNews.com’s e-Edition software it’s easy to navigate and includes clickable links. A new feature Resources includes an updated Plant Closure and Consolidation list and other content.

“Every month tens of thousands of unique visitors access our Web site to get the news and information they need ” said Van Meter. “We have taken steps to make sure that content is easier to access in a simple and easy-to-use interface.”

About News & Tech

News & Tech is the premier resource for insight analysis and technology integration in newspaper digital and hybrid production. Written by industry experts and read by publishers and executive decision makers. News & Tech is published monthly by Conley Magazines LLC.

About TownNews.com

TownNews.com based in Moline Ill. is majority owned by Lee Enterprises (LEE) a premier publisher of daily weekly online and specialty publications. TownNews.com hosts more than 1 500 online publications and offers a wide variety of products and services to U.S. newspapers. For more information visit www.townnews.com.