The re-designed Township Journal debuts online

| 15 Mar 2012 | 03:06

    SPARTA — Straus News has launched strategically redesigned Web sites for The Township Journal, one of its nine newspapers, and for dirt magazine. The new Web site ( empowers editors to publish local news and information quickly and easily. For readers, the re-designed site eases reader access to the breadth and depth of The Township Journal's local news reporting. “Our newly designed local news site enhances the Journal's reputation as the best source for local news and information,” said Jeanne Straus, president of Straus News, the parent company of The Township Journal. “We're proud of the Journal's long history of reporting on important topics that matter to people's lives; our new Web site ensures that our readers continue to have access to that kind of hyper local, pertinent information in the future – whenever, and in whichever medium they choose.” Updated daily and as local news develops, the new site offers readers more multimedia content, including photos, slideshows, and videos. The front page now displays local photo galleries. In addition, advertisers can deploy a richer array of tools to reach the news site's engaged local audience. Tablets and mobile devices can easily navigate the site, making it even more accessible to a broader audience. The new site will continue in its role as “community water cooler” and encourage discussion of important local topics. People who wish to comment on stories, or add to the newspaper's reporting, may continue to do so anonymously — with a nickname — after they register with a valid email address. “We invested heavily in this new technology and design because we're bullish on the future of local news, its ability to foster community and to connect local readers and local businesses,” said Straus. For a video interview with Straus, go to Straus News publishes daily online at,, spartaindependent and covering news and events in Sussex County, NJ and in Passaic County, N.J. For southern Orange County news, it publishes, and covers Pike County, PA news and events. Covering the local green scene, Straus publishes