June 28, 2011
The Dallas Morning News Introduces Android Application
Expands Digital Initiatives' Portfolio, Increases Access To Online News
DALLAS - The Dallas Morning News today announced the introduction of its new application for Android smartphones and 7-inch tablets expanding its portfolio of apps and bolstering The News' ability to deliver high-quality local content to diverse audiences and innovative solutions to advertisers. The application can be downloaded through the Android Market.
The addition of the Android app along with The News' previously released iPhone and iPad versions drives The News' growing audience as it continues to expand into the emerging digital marketplace.
"Our audience is consuming more and more content on mobile devices," publisher and chief executive officer Jim Moroney said. "Now that we're offering an Android app, more users can access what we publish whenever they want, wherever they're located; we offer more choices and more ways to digitally distribute our news and information."
Key features on all of The News' apps include offline reading; ability to save and share articles via email and social networks; photo galleries and videos; horizontal and vertical reading; simple search and much more.
Print subscribers of The Dallas Morning News will enjoy full access to digital platforms, including the new Android app, for the all-inclusive price of $33.95 per month. Other readers may subscribe to specific digital devices/smartphones that best suit their needs. The comprehensive digital bundle, which includes the eEdition of The News, dallasnews.com, as well as iPad, iPhone and Android apps, is available for $16.95 per month.
Advertisers have the ability to reach The News' digital audiences through dynamic advertising approaches using media-rich technology designed to capture attention and engage users.
"We're able to provide our advertisers access to these digital audiences by embracing mobile devices and expanding our reach into this growing market," said John McKeon, president and general manager. "We have over a hundred and twenty-five years of experience in North Texas and a trusted reputation throughout the region. No other media provider can offer that much authority and knowledge to help their advertisers connect with Dallas-Fort Worth's diverse audience, regardless of whether it's print or digital."
About The Dallas Morning News
Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper. Its portfolio of print and online products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million. The newspaper has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. In 2010, The News received the Pulitzer Prize for an editorial series highlighting the economic disparity between the northern half and southern half of Dallas. In 2003, the paper launched the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas, Al D a; the standard-setting free entertainment tabloid, Quick; and the nation's first editorial blog. In 2008, the paper launched the free, home-delivered quick-read, Briefing. The Dallas Morning News is the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation.
About A. H. Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished newspaper publishing and local news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and a diverse group of websites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), serving the Inland Southern California region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various niche publications targeting specific audiences, and its partnerships and/or investments include the Yahoo! Newspaper Consortium and Classified Ventures, owner of cars.com. A. H. Belo also owns and operates commercial printing, distribution and direct mail service businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com or by contacting David A. Gross, vice president/Investor Relations and Strategic Analysis, at 214-977-4810.
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