MDJ launches upgrade to website
by MDJ staff
August 08, 2013 11:26 PM | 2029 views | 2 2 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Marietta Daily Journal launched an updated version to its website today at mdjonline.com. The new expanded site includes enhanced navigation features that allow users to easily alternate between four niche content sites, including the Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb Business Journal, Cobb Life Magazine and Cobb Football Friday.

“Our staff creates a tremendous amount of award-winning local content in our newspapers, business journal and magazine,” said Publisher Otis Brumby III. “The improved navigation features allows readers to easily browse all of the content with a simple click.”

MDJonline.com will continue to be a 24/7 local news site that includes breaking news throughout the day.

CobbBusinessJournal.com was launched in April and focuses exclusively on Cobb County business news. CobbLifeMagazine.com is a companion to the award-winning lifestyle print magazine published by the Marietta Daily Journal 10 times annually.

And now with football season a few weeks away, Cobb Football Friday will focus exclusively on Cobb County’s 21 high school football programs. With many Cobb schools kicking off in two weeks, the site will provide unmatched news, player statistics and video.

Plus, this season, Cobb Football Friday launches its first “u-pickem” online contests in which fans can make their picks each week alongside our experts. The contest will run for 14 weeks with a chance to win an iPad each week as well as a grand-prize package at the end of the season that includes Falcons tickets, car details, restaurant gift cards and more. There is no cost to enter and users can register with an existing Facebook account (for more information.

MDJonline.com also upgraded its online photo galleries, making it easier for readers to view and purchase all photos taken by staff photographers.

“Our photographers take dozens of photographs at local events every day,” said managing editor Billy Mitchell. “However, only a few of these photos make it into the newspapers.”

The revamped website is among many digital improvements the MDJ has released over the last few years including electronic newspaper editions, tablet apps and mobile-formatted sites.

“Our staff does a great job as we continue to introduce new products and improvements,” said Mitchell. “These are a few of the many features we look to roll out in the coming weeks and months.”

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August 09, 2013
The only thing I see new is that annoying pop up ad. Did I mention it's annoying?
sounds good
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August 09, 2013
Sounds good... but can we find "yesterday's" stories "today" yet without having to rely on the web browser history?
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