At the Grand Haven Tribune, we're striving to embrace this new era, and make our online product your No. 1 source for digital news.
That doesn't mean we're letting our print product fall into obscurity. Just the opposite, in fact.
We're taking steps to make it better than ever through an extensive redesign project that is in its infancy, but will pick up steam and come to fruition as 2014 progresses.
Our mission: to make the print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune feel connected, vibrant and relevant in a 24/7 world.
One of our first steps on this long journey is to seek input from our readers through surveys that have been running regularly in our pages during the past two weeks. We urge you to fill out the survey and return it to us.
We want to know what our readers love about us, what they hate about us, what they want more of, and how we can better serve them.
As we collect that information, we're taking an all-encompassing look at our newspaper, and at hundreds of other newspapers around the country, in an attempt to present an exceptionally reader-friendly and visually pleasing daily newspaper.
You won't see many changes in the short term. Our goal is to unveil our new look sometime this coming fall.
The Tribune was named Michigan Press Association's Newspaper of the Year a few months back. It's a huge honor, and shows that we're doing something right. But we've also taken it as a challenge.
Rather than sit back and enjoy our accolades, we're taking steps to make your community newspaper better than ever, and our coming redesign is one major step as we continue along that path.
So, turn to Page 3 of Thursday's Tribune print or e-edition, and get your survey filled out and mailed to us. To have a chance to win $200 (odds at this point are 1 in 35), get those surveys to us by March 1.
This column reflects the opinion of members of the Grand Haven Tribune's redesign team: Matt DeYoung, Jordan Haenlein, Krystle Wagner and Cheryl Welch. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org