The Dawson County News’ new website went live Tuesday afternoon.
The site has been viewable for a week as a beta site, but is officially live at dawsonnews.com now.
“We’re thrilled to showcase our new site,” Publisher Stephanie Woody said. “The new website means we will have an enhanced digital presence that will allow us to more fully engage our audience. The interest we have seen in our digital content is promising and we look forward to future growth.”
The new site will better feature prominent stories that matter to the citizens of Dawson County and help highlight local advertisers with a responsive design to any screen or device, infinite scrolling, faster load times and enhanced features for image and video display.
“With mobile and video becoming so prevalent in the news media, we hope the new website will help us to utilize those platforms to better interact with our readers,” Woody said.
The new site was built by Morris Technology, a technology company based in Savannah with media clients throughout the country.
The platform, called Anvil, will soon be available nationwide.
“The Anvil platform allows the [Dawson County News] team to report quickly from anywhere using any mobile device to capture action as it happens. And better so, the user’s experience on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices means less clicking and more getting to content with infinite scrolling among a host of new features,” said Jim Goodlett, president of Morris Technology.
"We are looking forward to being able to offer our news consumers and customers a world class experience with the launch of our new Anvil site," said Charles Hill Morris Jr., regional manager of Morris Multimedia, the parent company of the Dawson County News.
Future developments to the DCN’s digital platform will be released throughout the year.