The Boston Globe today launched "The
Boston Globe ePaper," a new digital replica edition of the Globe
newspaper featuring new interactive functionality, enabling subscribers
to enjoy the experience of reading the Globe print edition, but on a
desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. The
Boston Globe ePaper is available on BostonGlobe.com, as well as in
the iTunes store as a standalone iPad and iPhone app.
"The Boston Globe ePaper allows us to put the actual newspaper into the
hands of readers who prefer the print version of the Globe, but may be
traveling, or live outside of our delivery area, or perhaps just prefer
to read their newspaper on a tablet," said Christopher M. Mayer,
publisher of The Boston Globe. "It further broadens the Globe's digital
portfolio and complements our other digital content offerings, including
the web site BostonGlobe.com,
Boston.com and our mobile apps."
The Boston Globe ePaper is formatted like the print version of the
Globe, including the same sections, articles, photos and page numbers,
so navigating the ePaper is similar to reading the print one, but with
digital features. The new digital replica edition is powered by NewspaperDirect's
SmartEdition technology and replaces the first generation Boston Globe
"With the Boston Globe ePaper, we are extending our digital content on
all available platforms, in as many formats as possible," said Jeff
Moriarty, vice president of digital products for The Boston Globe.
"BostonGlobe.com is already optimized for the iPad, but this app gives
users another choice - to download and navigate the entire daily
newspaper in an application designed for that purpose."
Unique features of the Boston Globe ePaper include:
Availability as a standalone iPhone and iPad app in the iTunes store
and on Newsstand
Offline reading capabilities
A digital page turning feature
Page and article printing capabilities
Ability to access back issues
A navigation bar to scroll through sections, as well as a search
option to find specific stories
A text-to-speech feature to hear articles, or the entire paper, read
Advertisements in the same layout as the newspaper, with clickable
phone numbers and URLs
Available at 5 a.m.
The Boston Globe ePaper is available for free to all Boston Globe print
and digital subscribers. Readers can download it at BostonGlobe.com.
Single copy purchase of the app is available on iTunes for 99 cents per
issue or $14.99 a month. Globe subscribers can access the iPad and
iPhone app for free.
Readers who subscribed to the previous e-version of the paper, the Libre
Replica edition, have full access to BostonGlobe.com and the new Boston
About The Boston Globe:
The Boston Globe is wholly owned by the New York Times Company (NYSE:
NYT), a leading, global multimedia news and information company with
2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, that includes The New York Times, the
International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com,
and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society
by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information
The Boston Globe
Diane McNulty, 617-929-3339 (office)