MARQUETTE - Mining Journal readers now have a new way to get the news: in their pocket.
The Mining Journal's iPhone app is available as a free download through the Apple iTunes App Store. You can download it by searching the App Store for "The Mining Journal" or visiting www.miningjournal.net/iphone on your iPhone.
Mining Journal Publisher Jim Reevs said newspaper personnel will continue to focus on the core product, which is the daily printed edition, but that technology has streamlined the ability of people to access newspaper content.
"Our website has allowed us to expand our readership base at least five times greater than our highest home delivery circulation numbers. The new Mining Journal iPhone App is just another way to offer a convenient way for consumers to get some of our available news product, he said. "The printed edition of The Mining Journal will continue to be the most complete news source for the central Upper Peninsula, but the new iPhone app is a value added option to our product, which has served our area for 166 years."
Mining Journal Managing Editor Bud Sargent agreed.
"This really opens doors for us, in terms of providing information to our readers," Sargent said. "The ability to easily consume news, sports and other information on the go is something people want and need. This application gives them that for Mining Journal content."
Since its earliest incarnation as The Lake Superior News and Mining Journal - way back in 1846 - the newspaper has been the primary news source in the central Upper Peninsula, keeping generations of readers informed. While the mission remains the same, the way the paper provide the information to you, the reader, continues to evolve. Each day, The Mining Journal tells our area's story through the printed paper and on the Journal website. The commitment to being the U.P.'s leading media source continues with our new mobile app, which allows us to bring more content to readers on the go.
The new app is all about convenience - providing one-touch access to the most popular online content. Mobile users will receive breaking news alerts, the day's top news and sports stories, features on local residents who are doing extraordinary things, along with an easy way to vote in the daily online polls and search for archived articles.