There have been some exciting changes in recent weeks to how you can read The Laker/Lutz News each week, and how you can communicate with us as well.
The first change is in how you can reach the staff by email. For years, using @cnewspubs.com was the way to get to us. However, that is no longer the case, as we ask that you replace it with @lakerlutznews.com. If you don’t want to make a trip to our contact page, typically our email addresses are the first initial of our first name and then our full last name, followed by @lakerlutznews.com. The only exception to this is our community editor, B.C. Manion, who uses .
So why the change?
Well, first, @lakerlutznews.com is easier to remember and say than our old address. Giving an email address over the phone, for example, could be clunky and complicated, especially since some letters sound like others.
Second, it communicates clearly that emails you receive from us are coming from your community newspaper. That includes The Laker, which has published since 1981, and the Lutz News, which has published since 1964.
Finally, it better reflects where you can find your favorite newspaper online, right here at LakerLutzNews.com. It’s also a lot closer to our Facebook address as well, which is Facebook.com/TheLakerLutzNews.
Another new feature you will find on our website is the inclusion of our e-edition. Sure, you can wait until Thursday afternoon each week to read some of the stories here on our website … but if you simply cannot get to our print publication, and would like to see the paper as it’s delivered to thousands of homes and businesses in our coverage area, then all you have to do is stop by our website every Wednesday.
If you look at the top lefthand corner of the screen, you can hover your mouse over “E-Editions” and get linked to this week’s papers — just select which neighborhood version you’d like. Or, if you’re looking for an older edition (no earlier than March 26, however), you can go directly to our archive page by clicking here.
This lets you read our newspapers right there on your computer. Or if you’re on the run, and want to read the paper through your mobile device, you can do that as well. Just pull up your e-edition on your smartphone’s browser, and you’re all set. And if you have an Android device, you can even download an app that will let you read us even easier.
We appreciate you continuing to make The Laker/Lutz News your community newspaper, and hope you will take advantage of our new digital offerings right now.