Chronicle enhances coverage online

Thank you for being a loyal Chronicle reader.

This morning we launched a new, clutter-free news site at chronicle1909.com.

It’s faster and easier than ever to get the important southern Willamette Valley news that matters to you.

The new site brings more and better changes to our coverage, and we wanted you to be the first to know. 

Our digital news service, accessible 24/7, will be available for $6 per month and only $66 a year.

Here’s why we need to charge:

• Most will agree that for a small community like ours a credible news source is vital — one that informs and binds the community. We work hard every day to make this a better place for you and others to live. 

• Without us, who would maintain the watchdog role on institutions from government to public safety to education and others who make decisions affecting your lives? Our reporting holds powerful officials accountable for how they use their power — and your money. Without us, the day-to-day events that make up life in our community often would happen without notice.

• The future of free press is far from certain, and we need your support to sustain this kind of hyperlocal reporting. Last year, more than 3,000 journalists lost their jobs and many communities lost vital connections to news that matters.

• Reporting the news in the southern Willamette Valley is time-consuming and expensive work because we want to do it right and get it right. Content on Facebook might be free, but we now know it cannot always be trusted. We have to pay a competitive wage to employ professionals who can gather and curate quality journalism and storytelling on your behalf.

• At the same time, we have to find other ways to pay for this work, and that’s why we need to charge for our new web service. While we’re offering access for FREE during this pandemic, no business succeeds by giving away its product. We want to be here next week, next month, and for years to come to serve the community.

When you subscribe, you support local reporting and make clear you don’t want it to go away.

Help ensure our future. Subscribe to our digital news service today. 

Thank you for supporting our community and by supporting quality local news.



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