Nation’s Oldest Black Newspaper Upgrades Website

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The Philadelphia Tribune Updates Website to Include More Speed, Security and Reliability in Preparation for its Upcoming Website Promotions

The Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s oldest and the Greater Philadelphia region’s largest newspaper serving the African-American community, recently upgraded its website, http://www.phillytrib.com, to include three-second web page download speeds and encrypted security and reliability features, for a better user experience and information accessibility. In addition, the improved website now has an added capacity to accommodate the newspaper’s growing reader base and Internet traffic, and for upcoming website promotions, such as VIP ticket offers to the July 17, 2010 Global Fusion Festival and VIP concert seating at the Dell East.

During the upgrading process, which included subscribing to a new hosting channel, The Tribune website experienced episodic downtime. As part of the comprehensive improvement of its website, the paper has also taken steps to back-up the site and its operating systems, to significantly minimize the prospect of future inaccessibility by users.

The Tribune has offered its website to readers since 1996 and was among the first newspapers in the Greater Philadelphia area to offer an electronic edition, an interactive, print-replica of its newspaper, online.

Commenting on the publication’s enhanced new website, Tribune Publisher Robert W. Bogle said, “When it comes to the Philadelphia Tribune website, our goal has always been to provide the best in user experience and information accessibility. To do this, we are constantly looking for ways to increase speed, reliability, functionality and security. We want our users to remember and value their interface and to look to our site for dependable news coverage about the African-American experience – locally, nationally and internationally. We are confident that the steps we took to upgrade our systems will provide our users a better browsing experience, and encourage those who have not visited our site, or infrequent users, to take another look at http://www.phillytrib.com. We are also confident that our visitors – new and old – will be impressed by the upgrades we’ve introduced.”

About The Philadelphia Tribune
The Philadelphia Tribune is the nation’s oldest and the Greater Philadelphia region’s largest daily newspaper serving the African-American community. The National Newspaper Publisher’s Association, a trade association representing 205 African-American-owned newspapers, has recognized the publication as the “Best Newspaper in America” in seven out of the last fifteen years.

Contact: Robert W. Bogle
Phone 215.893.4050
Email: info(at)phillytrib(dot)com

Jennifer Chapple
Tel: 215.922.7184
Cell: 215.260.4767
Email: jchapple(at)m3mgmt(dot)com

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