The San Diego Union-Tribune Delivers Free Electronic Editions to Point Loma Area Classrooms

March 15, 2008

Article by: Pressmart Media Ltd.

SAN DIEGO — March 14 2008 — Promoting computer literacy and efficient learning in the classroom The San Diego Union-Tribune is providing its electronic edition newspaper free to schools participating in The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Newspaper In Education program.

Delivered to classrooms via computer the electronic edition is an environmentally friendly version of the newspaper and contains the same editorial content in the exact layout as the print edition. The electronic edition is also available for subscribers at and via a link on’s homepage.

“Our electronic edition pairs the convenience of online content with the familiar feel and design of a hard-copy newspaper ” said Jeanne Driscoll sales channel and business development manager. “This new product reflects the fact that we are continually looking for new ways to deliver information to consumers when and how they want the news.”

The electronic edition provides enhanced features for the classroom not offered with the print edition. Students and educators can perform key word and subject searches access seven days of archived issues search the photo and advertisement index use read-out-loud capabilities and create customized views of articles.

Among the Point Loma-area schools participating in the Newspaper In Education program that will benefit from the electronic edition are:

• Cabrillo Elementary • Correia Junior High
• High Tech High • Loma Portal Elementary
• Point Loma Nazarene College • Point Loma Senior High
• Sunset View Elementary • Dana Elementary
• The Rock Academy • Ocean Beach Elementary
• High Tech Middle Media Arts • Sacred Heart Elementary

Newspaper In Education was founded in 1961 to promote literacy and excellence in education. The program brings a living textbook into the classroom through the delivery of the newspaper – and now the electronic edition – at no cost to the teacher or schools. In addition Newspaper In Education offers standards-based curriculum guides to participating teachers complete with subject-specific lesson plans that incorporate the newspaper in both physical and electronic editions.
“The Newspaper In Education program relies on sponsors to provide students with innovative educational tools to promote life-long learning “said Driscoll. “Through the generosity of our sponsors teachers have a resource at their fingertips to teach students about current events in the community and around the world.”

The San Diego Union-Tribune has partnered with Pressmart Media Ltd. an online publishing service to create its electronic edition. Pressmart provides advanced solutions for publishing electronic editions of journals newspapers magazines and other publications using multiple distribution channels.

The Union-Tribune Publishing Co. established in 1868 is San Diego County’s leading local media company with products reaching more than 60 percent of all San Diegans each week. The San Diego Union-Tribune serving San Diego County has Late Week circulation of 333 917 with more than 759 000 readers; Sunday circulation is 394 248 with readership of more than 935 000.

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