We’re a week into our digital subscriptions and so far the response we’ve received has all been positive.
It’s particularly pleasing to read feedback on what some of our first subscribers say were their reasons for signing up and what they appreciate most about local independent journalism.
Those who were quick off the mark Tuesday morning comprised both locals and ex-pats. We reached out to thank them for their commitment and to ask what it was about the BDN that saw them happy to subscribe.
One story in particular stood out from “an ex-Bega boy” who loves to hear about what’s happening back home.
“My mother wrote me letters for over 40 years, and always included cuttings from the papers of what she thought I’d be interested in – events, births, deaths, marriages etc. The letters arrived every two weeks, and I still have most – if not all – of them. And I kept the clippings.
“When I got reliable internet in the early 2000s, I started to search online for news of the Bega Valley, and have been reading the Bega District News every day since it came online.
“The Bega District News will not replace my mother, but as she has stopped writing letters and sending clippings for a few years now, your service has become much more important to me.”
Everyone reads the local paper – and the website – for different reasons and comes to it with differing viewpoints, backgrounds, interests. What we strive to achieve on a daily basis is to tell the stories of this wonderful and diverse region in a way that entices as many people as possible to be part of our audience. We aim to be informative, engaging, honest and accurate.
What we ask is for those who value local independent journalism to come on the journey with us and ensure it has a future through contributing via a subscription.
For only $2 a week – even less if you sign up for a year – you will get unlimited access to all the local news, sport and opinion published on begadistrictnews.com.au as well as a comprehensive feed of national news and sport, lifestyle and travel.
As a bonus available to subscribers, there is now also an “e-edition” of the Bega District News, a digital replica of the newspaper for those who enjoy the look of the paper but the experience of reading it via their phone, tablet or desktop computer.
To those who have already signed up, a sincere thank you. Our communities are the reason we do this work and we really appreciate your continued support.
For those who haven’t, please try us out – you get five articles free each month before needing to commit to a subscription. Given we’ve had subscriptions in place for a week now, we assume many of you are beginning to hit that limit (or have already), and we promise it’s worth your time and dollars if you choose to keep coming back for more.