Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC Ushers in New Era of News Delivery: Final Print Edition of Nation's Cities Weekly Published Today

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC Ushers in New Era of News Delivery: Final Print Edition of Nation's Cities Weekly Published Today

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Today marks the final publication of NLC's print newspaper, Nation's Cities Weekly. NLC will shift to providing round-the-clock news and commentary via a suite of Web-based tools. This 24/7 coverage will be complemented by a printed publication offered monthly or bimonthly that provides commentary and analysis, resources for cities, and organizational news.

NLC is making the changes to its print and electronic publications as part of its efforts to ensure timely delivery of news and information, while providing the greatest flexibility for members to customize-' how they receive communications from NLC.

Nation 's Cities Weekly readers will continue to receive the weekly email from NLC with a round-up of top news stories and a list of upcoming events. Readers can supplement the weekly email with more frequent updates as they desire through the NLC website, the NLC blog at CitiesSpeak.org, Twitter feeds from NLC and NLC staff, and NLC's Facebook page.

"Today, we all want to control how and when we get our news," said NLC Executive Director, Donald J. Borut. "NLC is providing our members that flexibility. We look forward to getting feedback as we introduce new products and services so we can be sure we are providing the options that work for our members."

NLC's will upgrade its website in early July with a fresh look and more flexible layout on the homepage. A new content management system will allow for continuous publication of news and closer linkages to social media. Site visitors can use RSS feeds to receive notifications to stay on top of new stories and resources posted to the site.

CitiesSpeak.org, NLC's blog, provides commentary written by NLC staff and occasionally guest bloggers. The posts demonstrate the issues facing cities, show best practices and promote innovation. To follow NLC's blog, users can scroll to the bottom and enter their email address to receive email notifications of new posts. …

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