At The Amherst Daily News, we have carved ourselves a special place in our community, thanks to our professional and dedicated staff, our high-quality content and, most importantly, our loyal readership. Over our 120-year history, we have transformed and reinvented ourselves to remain relevant in the ever-changing media landscape.
Today, The Amherst Daily News is about to enter the next phase of its publishing life by moving to a weekly format. The daily newspaper will continue to be published through July 26.
On Friday, Aug. 2 a brand new weekly publication – The Amherst News – will roll off the presses. The robust new publication will continue to feature all the local and regional news, sports and community events readers have enjoyed over the years.
The Amherst News will be a paper of substance, one that will present a rich content focusing more on local people and events. All our columnists are coming with us including Shirley Hallee’s Perspectives, Kristy’s Korner, Police Beat, At the Library, our recycling column and community editorial panel. We will also welcome Jamie Heap aboard with his new sports column.
Together with the Citizen-Record, which will shift to a Wednesday publishing day beginning July 31, we will continue to be the voice of the Cumberland County, gathering news, providing quality content to our readers and the best opportunities for our advertisers.
This reflects the changing retail market in the community and the evolving media consumption and reading habits. Our brand is moving with the times. As the audience is shifting more and more online – our unique visitors and page views are growing everyday – it’s the best way to serve our clients and readers, and to secure our title’s long-term future. This shift will allow us to build upon the strong foundation we have established over time, while deepening our commitment to new platforms.
We are very excited to announce that we are ramping up our online destination, offering expanded web presence at www.cumberlandnewsnow.com, with breaking news reports from the area throughout the day.
Our paper has a long tradition of serving our local community, and we will continue to connect local people with what matters in our county.
Your questions and comments are welcome, as always.
Darrell Cole, Managing Editor
Richard Russell, Publisher