If you’re reading today’s Seaside Signal in print, you’re either a Daily Astorian/Seaside Signal subscriber or you’ve invested $1 in today’s edition. In either case, thank you for your support.
Last summer and fall, we surveyed readers and convened a group of Seaside and Gearhart residents as a quasi-advisory group to talk to us about how to improve our publication and delivery of news to South County residents. One of the things that came from the survey and discussion was that South County residents value local news and information produced by professional journalists — and are willing to pay for it.
The Seaside Signal publishes twice monthly, and is delivered through subscription, as a part of Daily Astorian subscriptions and to racks in Seaside where it’s been available free.
But newsprint and ink is expensive, and we pay to have copies delivered to the local racks and businesses. Journalists who are trained and experienced in sourcing and verifying news are paid for their work because it’s a valuable service. We believe that credible, local information that is gathered and verified, then delivered in print to locations in Seaside is worth paying for.
So beginning with the March 1 edition of the Seaside Signal, we’re charging $1 per edition on the rack. You can still receive the Seaside Signal delivered to you by mail for $40.50 a year, or as part of your Daily Astorian subscription for $11.25/month.
We appreciate your support of the Seaside Signal. We live here, do business here and buy goods and services here. We are invested in this community and continually strive to make our newspaper better.
If you have suggestions for stories or other information you think would improve the Signal, please let me know. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.