WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 1, 2013 – The Washington Times announced today that it has launched a groundbreaking National Digital Edition for tablets and cell phones. It will provide subscribers with instant access to the hard-hitting investigative reporting, political scoops and conservative commentary readers have come to expect from the Times.
Features of the National Digital Edition include: breaking news alerts, streamlined and enhanced navigation, a magazine format, a Gigya-powered social driver that will allow readers to instantly share photos, articles and videos through Facebook, Twitter and email. The system will also create an individualized news experience by allowing readers to swipe to personalized “favorites” and save articles and read them later from any device.
“The new National Digital Edition is ground-breaking,” said Larry Beasley, chief executive of the Washington Times. “Its technology is cutting edge and its depth and ease-of-use will be a boon to all kinds of readers throughout the U.S. and around the world.”
“The Washington Times is a leader in producing scoops and news-you-need-know-about in Washington and from around the world,” said John Solomon, editor of the Times. “For years, we’ve been able to deliver our newspaper to doorsteps in the D.C. market. Now we can also distribute our newspaper to the new digital doorstep of the future, the vast new mobile device marketplace.”
The National Digital Edition’s app is optimized to work for the Mac desktop, PC desktop, iPad and iPHone but also works on many other devices powered by Android and other operating systems. Its goal: to offer a whole new way of seeing the world and getting the news you want, the way you want.
The Times is the newspaper that broke the big news on the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal and the lavish travel scandals that other news media ignored or tried to gloss over. It is home to fearless reporting and American values, personified by such great writers as Dr. Ben Carson, Emily Miller, Wes Pruden, Thomas Sowell and Rand Paul. The Times is also the news source where the powerful inside the Obama administration and Congress are consistently held to account. The National Digital Edition will allow subscribers to keep up-to-date with the one source in Washington that gives the straight story about what’s really going on inside the nation’s capital.