Catholic San Francisco’s eEdition is live
November 6th, 2013
By Catholic San Francisco
Catholic San Francisco is now publishing an interactive, digital replica of the archdiocesan newspaper.
Computer users, go to http://eedition.catholic-sf.org/Olive/ODE/SFArchdiocese for the desktop version of the eEdition, which also features a side window with selections from the latest content from the paper’s website, catholic-sf.org.
Mobile device and tablet users, go to http://eedition.catholic-sf.org/Olive/Tablet/SFArchdiocese for the eEdition mobile application.
Many readers now download a PDF of the print paper from the Digital Paper page at catholic-sf.org. That feature will still be available at the same time – Tuesday evenings – and location, but with eEdition it’s now possible to read the paper on your screen without having to download it.
With the desktop and mobile applications, you can also access any individual item of content – articles, images or ads – to view, download, print or share. Any email or website addresses appearing in the print paper are live in the replica.
The eEdition also offers back issues to June 7, 2013 – with articles, images and ads searchable singly or as a set.
CSF’s new digital publication is a convenience for print subscribers who may prefer to view the paper, exactly as it appears in print, on a computer, smartphone or tablet. In keeping with the new evangelization theme of the Year of Faith that ends later this month, the new technology also gives a means to proclaim the faith beyond our print subscriber base.
The new publication is not only a new means of delivery but also a way to extend our Catholic content without the expense of printing and home delivery. Some issues of eEdition will carry bonus advertising and editorial features. And if important news breaks, we can deliver a CSF special issue within hours.
The low cost and flexibility of the eEdition opens a new horizon of collaboration between the paper and content providers. For example, pastoral ministries of the archdiocese may be interested in working with the paper on special projects aimed at targeted audiences.
The eEdition is an adjunct to the print paper, which is an important pastoral ministry designed to reach the homes of all registered parishioners. Catholics are notably loyal to their church print media and we intend to continue to provide the best print service we can afford. We have dropped a few issues from our print schedule and intend to replace them with special eEdition issues, but we plan no further cutbacks and are working hard to secure the resources to expand our print schedule yet again.
A special email has been set up for questions and comments on the eEdition and related projects: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From November 8, 2013 issue of Catholic San Francisco.