A lot has happened since I was last posting regularly on here. While readership of the adn.com website on computers remains strong, more of our readers are reading stories on their cell phones, the e-edition (more on that in a minute) has a small but growing audience, and we're in the process of making the e-edition viewable on the iPad. McClatchy also has a team working a native newspaper iPad application.
And of course the print edition of the newspaper comes out every day.
We've had some trouble explaining to potential users the difference between the adn.com website and the e-edition. Everyone is familiar with the website. The e-edition is a version of the actual print version of the paper that can be read on a computer. Readers can go through the paper page by page, with stories, photos, headlines and ads viewable exactly as they are in print. The website is dynamic, with changing content that is not identical to what appears in print. The idea is that some readers prefer to have their news on a computer but presented as they are used to seeing it on paper. The e-edition includes some other features for manipulating the content that they may find useful. It shouldn't be long before you can get the e-edition on your iPad. That will be a bit like reading a book on any of the tablet devices.
If you're interested in checking out the e-edition, look for the promo link at the top of the adn.com home page. There is an ADN iPhone app available in the app store.