Tallahassee Democrat offers digital subscription flash sale

Some editors often write columns. My admission that I’m not one of them probably comes as no surprise. While I would love to be the kind of editor who publishes an entertaining and heartfelt column twice a month, that’s not my gift.

Instead, I work directly with our journalists at all levels. I believe good journalism wins every time, and that’s where I put my energy.

Today, more people read the Tallahassee Democrat than at any time in our 117-year history. The vast majority of these readers are online.

And while digital subscriptions to The Democrat have grown dramatically in recent years (thanks, subscribers!), the majority of our online readers aren’t really investing in our work yet.

Why subscribe:6 Digital Benefits of a Tallahassee Democrat Membership

If you’re one of those readers, I’d like to offer you some great reasons to try a digital subscription.

Our reports have an impact

We don’t just break the news, we shape community conversation, changing real lives in the process.

Our small staff monitors our local governments and law enforcement, covers our vibrant business community, K-12 schools and universities, high school and college sports, and much more.

We knew before this happened that FSU was going to apply for Blueprint funds for Doak Campbell Stadium, and journalist Karl Etters shared the news in a subscriber-exclusive story in May. This agreement, which first took shape in the email boxes of FSU and government officials, has become a community fault line and a central issue in the 2022 local elections.

The Great Doak Debate:

But we don’t just monitor power players. We also keep an eye on those who need us the most: the voiceless.

Journalist Ana Goñi-Lessan painted a stark example of Tallahassee’s affordable housing crisis when she discovered that residents of the Florida Sun Estates mobile home, formerly known as The Meadows, were upset by the new ownership of the park that was doubling rents and refusing to renew leases.

As a direct result of our reporting, a community movement has grown, with Representative Allison Tant and other city officials leading the charge to help residents in need. A fundraiser, organized by City Commissioners Jack Porter and Jeremy Matlow, came to life weeks after the news broke and has raised more than $25,000 for residents.

Exclusive content for Tallahassee.com subscribers

We know that when you subscribe, you expect more. We strive to reward that investment by offering some of our best work only to subscribers. Every week, you can expect to see our top stories, investigative work, sports analysis and more tagged “For Subscribers”.

Here are some of our most read subscriber stories over the past few months:

This premium content includes our investigative series which took readers into the cell phone of our now convicted City Commissioner, Scott Maddox, showing the behind-the-scenes deals he was making while supposedly serving the public interest.

In Maddox posts:

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The Tallahassee Democrat chronicles life in Big Bend for 117 years. Our team lives here, works here, raises our families, shops and covers this community.

I want – we want – to continue doing this work for another 117 years. Your subscription guarantees that we will do this.

SPECIAL OFFER: $1 for 6 months access to Tallahassee.com

Constant access, when and where you want it

Many people these days prefer to access their news on their schedule and on the device of their choice, not when the print product arrives in the pre-dawn darkness of the driveway.

With a digital subscription, you get unlimited Tallahassee.com articles, news alerts, exclusive newsletters and more. Our apps for iOS and Android devices can be customized: you can download articles for offline reading, choose your own article display option, and set preferences for news alerts.

Become a digital subscriber and you will never have access to our paywall again. You will never be told that you have reached your story limit.

Everything we produce — news, sports, obituaries, even this publisher’s very occasional columns — is available as soon as it goes online.

e-Publishing is awesome, and we just added over 230 journals

Do you like the layout of a newspaper printed every day? Subscribers have access to the print edition seven days a week on their computer, phone or tablet with the e-Edition, a digital replica of the print edition.

You can turn pages as you would if you were holding the printed product, blast stories, even “clip” stories to email or post on social media.

Find the electronic edition at Tallahassee.com/enewspaper or through the Tallahassee Democrat Print Edition app for iOS and Android.

As an added benefit, subscribers can also access electronic editions of any of our more than 200 sister newspapers across Florida, such as the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, the Palm Beach Post, and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, as well as newspapers across the United States. If you are interested in an American city, we probably have a partner newspaper nearby.

Finally the price is right

I can’t imagine it will ever be cheaper or easier to get such a subscription than it is now.

By the end of the month, Monday, February 28, a six-month subscription to our digital product is only $1. That’s right. No printing error. A digital subscription can be purchased for around 16 cents per month.

William Hatfield

We proudly remain your local news source and we continue to take our responsibility to this community seriously – to print the news, tell the truth and ask the necessary questions.

If you want to support local journalism, it’s never been an easier investment.

William Hatfield is the editor of the Tallahassee Democrat. He welcomes questions and comments from readers at [email protected], and always enjoys chatting with followers.

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