Changes to the Atchison Globe Distribution Schedule
What is happening with the Atchison Globe and Globe Express?
- Effective May 6, the Globe Express will be replaced with a market-wide mailed product, Save NOW, that will deliver the Wednesday grocery circulars (and others) to nearly 45,000 households in the region, including Atchison and Atchison county residents. Save NOW is expected to arrive in mailboxes no later than Wednesday each week.
- Effective May 20, the Atchison Globe will publish the final Wednesday edition and move to publishing once per week on Saturday. The Atchison Globe staff is working to complete plans to beef up the Saturday edition with a renewed focus on local news coverage, a carryover of key Wednesday edition features and an introduction of new features that we believe will soon become community favorites.
Why is the Atchison Globe changing its print frequency?
Like most newspapers, the bulk of our revenue comes from print advertisements. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, retailers and event-related customers have been forced to close their doors to slow the spread of the virus. Many of them have canceled their advertisements. Under these circumstances, we can no longer afford to print and deliver the paper twice per week.
How long will this change last and are there more changes coming?
This change is considered permanent however our team looks forward to growing the features and local reporting of the Saturday edition in the coming weeks. As our company navigates this unprecedented crisis we will carefully weigh print decisions in the future months.
How am I supposed to get the latest news?
Our journalists are publishing stories on atchisonglobenow.com daily. Subscribers have unlimited access to all content on atchisonglobenow.com, our mobile apps seven days per week as well as the eEdition, an exact digital replica of the print newspaper each Saturday.
How do I get to the eEdition?
The eEdition can be enjoyed on many digital devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops and can be accessed from any location where internet service is available. Please visit atchisonglobenow.com and choose the eEdition option. If you’re a subscriber and have not yet activated your account, please click here to activate your account and begin enjoying the eEdition. If you’ve activated your account but have not logged in, go ahead and log in now. You also can access the eEdition from our Atchison Globe NOW mobile app which is available for download from the Google Play or Apple stores.
I don’t have access to a digital device and/or don’t have internet. What about me?
We understand the challenge for customers where technology is concerned. To address these concerns, the Atchison Globe staff has been working towards the rollout of a subscription program that includes a digital device as well as personalized training from our customer care team. These programs will become available once the COVID-19 crisis has passed.
Will the Atchison Globe still sell the paper on newspaper racks and at retailers?
After May 20, readers will find the Atchison Globe in retail locations and in newspaper racks on Saturdays.
Will I get a discount on my subscription?
We will be making adjustments to our subscriber rate for our loyal subscribers, these adjustments will be made to standardize the rate for all subscribers. Our subscribers will continue to receive our eEdition on Saturdays and our online local journalism seven days a week. If you’ve not activated your subscription, please click here to register and unlock the full value of your subscription.
I don’t think this is fair. I signed up for a newspaper Wednesday and Saturday.
We understand, but the coronavirus is forcing a lot of changes. We are still providing our journalism to you every day. We’ve simply changed our method of delivery, not the quality product we bring to you. In fact, we are expanding the Saturday edition in print as well as adding digital only features to the eEdition.
If you’d still like to discuss your account, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Customer Care representatives will be in touch. You also may call 800-779-6397, but please be patient. We expect call volumes to be high as readers adapt to this change.