Many readers tell me they love to hold the printed Chicago Tribune and page through it in an act of discovery.
Now there is a way to enjoy a similar experience with the newspaper on your digital tablet.
It’s called the Digital Copy and it presents the same look and organization of the printed paper—except it’s not printed. It’s displayed on your iPad, Kindle Fire, Android tablet and even on your smartphone. Or you can access from your desktop or laptop, if that’s your choice. No matter where you are, you can take the “paper” with you.
The Digital Copy is different from our website, chicagotribune.com, which changes dynamically moment-to-moment with breaking news, photos and video. It replicates the experience of the printed paper.
There are advantages to the Digital Copy. For one thing, it contains special bonus content not available in print. All photos are published in color in the Digital Copy, and it contains late sports scores and other news that sometimes occur after the print deadline.
Every seven-day subscriber to the Chicago Tribune already has access to this benefit at no extra cost. All you have to do is go to chicagotribune.com and link your account and you’ve got it. (Find out how by visiting our Membership Center at https://members.chicagotribune.com/)
If you subscribe to fewer than seven days a week, you can sign up for a digitalPlus upgrade subscription that will give you access to the Digital Copy and other premium digital content for only 49 cents per week.
We’re excited about our new digital-only news and sports magazines that appear Monday through Friday as part of the Digital Copy. We hope you will be, too.
DigitalPlus Magazine appears Monday through Thursday, and O.T., our special sports magazine, appears Friday, just in time for the weekend.
These premium news magazines explore the issues, events and people that affect our lives and make up our world. DigitalPlus Magazine and O.T. feature stories from a wide range of national publications and news sources, including Atlantic, Slate, Financial Times, New York Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy and many others.
The Chicago Tribune remains focused on our signature coverage of Chicago-area news, investigative reporting, sports, business, entertainment, editorials and commentary. This unique Chicago perspective on the news remains available to subscribers in print and digital formats. Bonus digital content is just that—additional, premium news coverage.
The new, expanded Digital Copy builds on improvements made to the Chicago Tribune about two years ago. In June 2011, we added 44 full news pages a week for our loyal readers who love their daily encounter with the printed edition. Since then, we’ve added new premium content such as Printers Row, our literary journal and membership program.
The printed edition is a rewarding experience for hundreds of thousands of Chicago Tribune readers, and we are glad to offer it. Increasing our digital news offerings reflects the growing popularity of tablets and other mobile devices for consuming news. Our goal is to provide news reports in the form that you desire it.
If you’d like to know more about the Digital Copy and other benefits of the digitalPlus program, you can visit our Membership Center at http://members.chicagotribune.com/ or call 800-Tribune (800-874-2863).
We thank you for your loyalty to the Chicago Tribune.
Gerould W. Kern