Archive for Tuesday, January 25, 2011’s Green Edition lets you view newspaper online as it appears in print

January 25, 2011


The Journal-World is going green by offering a virtual newspaper.

The new Green Edition is an electronic version of the newspaper as it appears in print. It gives readers complete control to zoom in on an article or an advertisement, navigate each section and even turn pages. The Green Edition is available via

“As recycling has become a priority for many people in our community, we thought we should provide the newspaper to our customers how, when and where they want it, including in virtual form,” said Chris Bell, Journal-World circulation director. “The Green Edition allows us to provide that resource. I look forward to seeing how the community embraces the Green Edition.”

A Green Edition subscription costs $8.10 per month, which does not include the print edition. It is also available to current Journal-World print subscribers for 50 cents per month.

Single-day access costs 75 cents daily, or $1.25 on Sundays. Single-day passes can be accessed at

To get started, go to the Green Edition section of For more information, call the circulation department at 843-1000.


Tom McCune 7 years, 1 month ago

Well, now there's a technology in search of a non-problem.....

somebodynew 7 years, 1 month ago

Where is KK then, he seems to be good at that ???? Besides, N_P you are forgetting that it makes money for LJW, and in these times they probably need it.

loosecaboose 7 years, 1 month ago

Does that mean we will have to pay to see this website? How long before the paper edition is gone, and I will have nothing to read with breakfast?

Jonathan Kealing 7 years, 1 month ago

We have no plans to charge for access to our website. This is an additional product that is structured just like the print edition, hence the fee. To be perfectly clear, we currently have NO plans to charge for the website we've operated for more than 15 years.

Kent Fisher 7 years, 1 month ago

Although the LJW may have decided not to charge for the web site currently, this was a serious consideration according to LJW employees.

hatfieldream 7 years, 1 month ago

how about a free trial? I might subscribe but I would like to chekc it out first.

wmathews 7 years, 1 month ago

If you're already a print subscriber, you have free access to the Green Edition. I'll definitely pass the feedback along, though!

Whitney Mathews Assistant Community Editor for Online

1julie1 7 years, 1 month ago

I'm confused. The story says: " It is also available to current Journal-World print subscribers for 50 cents per month." Is it free or does it cost?

wmathews 7 years, 1 month ago

You're right — I was very confused. It is $.50 a month if you are a print subscriber. Though I will still pass along your suggestion for a free trial.

irvan moore 7 years, 1 month ago

is my delivery guy going to be put out of work?

May Soo 7 years, 1 month ago

Technology is good, but it does put people out of work. I was out of a job when the company I worked for decided to go with computers.

nobody1793 7 years, 1 month ago

The kinds that are made in China, shipped across whale migration paths, use coal-generated electricity, and are difficult to recycle when they become obsolete in two years.

Ralph Reed 7 years, 1 month ago

@ AG. re: your 0838 It's Flash (maybe Flashpaper). In either case, it won't work with an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

RoeDapple 7 years, 1 month ago

Just signed up! Thanks LJW. At least one copy won't get chewed up by the neighbors dog.

BigPrune 7 years, 1 month ago

I'm all about protecting our precious national resources and I'm, like, totally concerned about greenhouse flashes and sustainable forest fires and stuff!

May Soo 7 years, 1 month ago

Will the coupons in the Sunday's paper?

DennisAnderson 7 years, 1 month ago

Yes, coupons will still be in the Sunday paper, as well as other days throughout the week. Dennis Anderson Managing Editor

Chris Ogle 7 years, 1 month ago

Just read the "green edition" ......and I like the big print. It's easier for me to read . Thanks for the additional service.

camper 7 years, 1 month ago

Will the sports page have baseball box scores just like printed edition? This would be great!

DennisAnderson 7 years, 1 month ago

The green edition is the same newspaper as the print edition, page-for-page, so you will be able to see the baseball box scores.

Ralph Reed 7 years, 1 month ago

We have two people in our home who would access the paper. Does that mean we pay a dollar extra instead of 50 cents? We both should be able to look at it.

Ralph Reed 7 years, 1 month ago

@Dave Anderson. I like the idea, but you can stop charging me the extra 50 cents. It works fine on a Windows-based desktop computer (don't know about Apple OS or Linux). It does not work on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. I assume the greenpaper is Flash or Flashpaper, neither of which are supported on the aforementioned devices. Let me know when you develop a version usable on the devices I mentioned and I''ll look at it again.

Take a look at the WSJ and see how they do theirs. Is it really necessary to have the entire paper since all the articles are online? Why not just the front page of each section and the comics as PDF files? That might go over better.

irvan moore 7 years, 1 month ago

are you going to put the weekly tv guide in the green edition? it kind of sucks that you decided to give me less than i signed up for in my newspaper.

1julie1 7 years, 1 month ago

I like the green edition.

My dissatisfaction with the online edition has been that I miss numerous smaller stories and notices that I catch in my print edition. I notice that my husband (who only reads the online version) frequently misses stories I have read and enjoyed in print.

I also like seeing the paper laid out in traditional fashion. There is a rhythm and a flow that goes with the print version that is missing from online. The green edition is not the same thing as holding the print version in your hands while having a morning cup of coffee (or evening cup if you get busy at work and don't get the paper read until the end of the day), but it is much closer in feel and I like that.

And no, I am not 90 years old and tied to the past. You would have to pry my computer keyboard and link to the internet out of my cold, dead, youngish hands ;-)

And yes, I even like seeing the ads in place as they are in the paper. I do like to shop locally, and if I see local ads I pay attention and try to support those businesses that are here in Lawrence, paying taxes in Lawrence, and hiring here in town.

Now if it was possible to clip the stories and coupons I think I'd be even happier. Maybe in the next iteration?

Thanks for making this option available.

JackMcKee 7 years, 1 month ago

The Daily, still on track to launch in the next few weeks is 99-cent weekly. The LJW "green edition" seems a little pricey.

julz 7 years, 1 month ago

AWESOME! Thanks! I have often noticed how your website and print edition vary quite a bit.

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