We've listened carefully to readers, creating a completely new Star Tribune mobile destination that combines more and deeper content, refreshed visuals and graphics, and an easier and more interesting experience.
Our news and digital teams have rebuilt the site from the ground up to take full advantage of mobile technology and the preferences of smartphone users.
Readers can now use their mobile browser to access Star Tribune content previously available only through a desktop browser without downloading an app. Some of the new additions include:
- All of the content including our popular Home + Garden, Taste and Music
- New, full-featured sections on Minnesota teams - including the Vikings, Twin, Wild, Timberwolves, Lynx, and Gophers
- Access to archived content stretching back to 2008
- Dozens of popular blogs from Star Tribune reporters and Minnesota personalities, covering beer, bicycling, music, and more
- Photo galleries - previously unavailable on the mobile site
- Reader comments on most stories
- Improved navigation
With the new launch we are able to incorporate more mobile browser ad inventory into digital campaigns. The addition of this inventory into the product will increase the performance of campaigns. Plus the new site will provide additional banner and sponsorship opportunities.
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It was announced this week that Star Tribune won two National Headliner Awards. Please join us in congratulating the winners!
Josephine Marcotty won first place for environmental writing by an individual or team, for her beat reporting on the environment, including the North Woods project and four other stories.
Jeff Meitrodt and Kim McGuire won first place in the category of education writing by an individual or team for "Costly Lessons," their series examining special education in Minnesota's public schools.
The National Headline Awards draws great work from the country's best newspapers to view a list of winners click here: 2014 National Headliner Awards Print Division
Minnesota billionaire Glen Taylor has made a formal offer to acquire the Star Tribune, a purchase that would add the state's largest media company to his diverse business empire. He acquires and builds businesses for the long-term, and his ownership will benefit Star Tribune readers and advertisers alike.
MinnPost wrote: "The pending purchase of the Star Tribune by Glen Taylor is great news for Minnesota." Read the full story.
Congratulations to Star Tribune photojournalist, Jim Gehrz. He is the winner of the 2014 ASNE Award for Community Service Photojournalism for his photographic work on the North Dakota series.
From the judges:
"Life in the Boom - Trading Tradition for Oil" beautifully documented the historic oil boom of North Dakota. Gehrz was awarded top billing for his originality and revealing content, which depicts a seldom seen narrative. His entry provided an outstanding sense of place and captured the lives of people: home and work in the evolving fabric of America."