- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Exciting changes are starting today for our readers. The Washington Times begins a new publication schedule to ensure that more readers in the metropolitan region will get the latest news, sports scores and photos in the newspaper that arrives on their doorsteps each morning.

In fact, we’re doubling the number of households in the Washington area that will receive the two-star edition, the last and most current edition to come off the presses each night. Now, most households north of Richmond and south of Baltimore will get the freshest news — including late election results, Redskins and Nationals scores and fast-breaking developments around the globe.

The new publication schedule is the first in a series of changes bringing new benefits to our readers. In May, the newspaper is launching a redesigned Web site at www.washingtontimes.com. Online readers will get even more up-to-the-minute coverage of our unique stories.

The redesigned Web site also provides new tools for consuming the news, including:

• A mobile news platform that will allow readers to get news and alerts on their cell phones and portable devices.

• A video player that offers daily original programming from The Times’ newsroom.

• 400,000 news feeds, called “themes,” so readers can track stories on specific topics, people, place or events.

• The debut of the “news cube,” an interactive tool on our home page that allows readers to surf through top stories by flipping the cube horizontally and to dig deeper into issues by flipping the cube vertically.

Later this spring, The Times will unveil a new electronic edition that will allow readers outside the Washington metropolitan region to get an exact replica of the daily newspaper delivered to their e-mail inbox. The “e-edition” will combine the best of our daily print reporting with innovative new tools, making reading the news an interactive experience.

Also on the horizon is a new look for the daily newspaper to better showcase our distinctive coverage of politics, national security, international affairs and cultural issues, and our opinion, editorial and commentary about the things you really care about — freedom, faith, family and service to others. The changes include an entirely new look on Sunday and opportunities every day to jump from the print edition to the Web site to gain more information and insight.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks as The Washington Times expands the options for you the readers to get your news and commentary the way you want it and when you want it. Your newspaper is becoming even better.

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