After months of gathering feedback from subscribers and everyday readers we are proud to introduce Berks Weekly VIP, offering early access to breaking news stories and original stories, daily forecast alerts, and new VIP rewards. The new subscription service is $7 and officially launches on November 1, 2022.
Does this mean I will have to login through a paywall to read articles now?
No. We firmly believe local news should be free to access, so a paywall is not an option we would consider. However, producing local news isn’t free. Our goal is to offer subscribers a higher level of service for supporting local journalism.
So what is included in the new VIP subscription?
Early Access to Articles: One thing we have heard many times is that those on social media don’t see our posts/ articles right away, in some cases not until days later… To combat the ever changing algorithm, VIP subscribers will receive full articles (ad free) of breaking news and original stories directly by email prior to publishing to our website.
Daily Forecast Text Alerts: Around 8pm, subscribers will receive a short text message highlighting the next days weather forecast. Example: “10/15 Sunny, high near 70. Light southwest wind. Low 45” In addition, severe weather alerts will be sent out for snow, storms, flooding, tornados, etc.
VIP Rewards Program: Each month we will post new rewards for subscribers from events, special offers and chances to win. These will include special photo sessions, mixers, exclusive tours, sports tickets, movie screenings and more.
Thank You Wall: All subscribers are posted to our website as a thank you for supporting local journalism.
Are you a professional, small business or nonprofit organization looking to engage a local audience? We also offer a Business Subscription which includes a Directory Listing, Premium Event Listing, Quarterly Workshops, Local Data & Insights, and to be a host an upcoming Networking Mixer.