Editorial October 14 2017

REFRESH: Our new site is designed to be accessible on any device so you can get your favourite local news, sport, community information and opinion on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.
REFRESH: Our new site is designed to be accessible on any device so you can get your favourite local news, sport, community information and opinion on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

The Illawarra Mercury is refreshing the online experience for its growing digital audience as it switches to a new-look website at illawarramercury.com.au on Monday.

As the region’s most trusted source of local news and community information, the Illawarra Mercury  is now faster and easier to read on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Designed to be accessible on any device, the enhanced illlawarramercury.com.au has adaptive features that make it simple to get your favourite local news on the go, wherever you are.

The sleek design and streamlined functions are optimised for faster page and story navigation and a more engaging user experience, plus easier sharing on your social network.

Drawing on the Wollongong-based news team led by Mercury editor Julian O’Brien illawarramercury.com.au will continue to deliver the regular local news, sport, comment and community updates the region's audiences have come to expect and trust.

The website also provides breaking news coverage from around the nation as well as entertainment news, travel ideas and more.

The site’s new advertiser opportunities will allow the Illawarra’s businesses to reach illawarramercury.com.au’s large and growing online audience.

The digital-first publishing technology used by the Illawarra Mercury since 2015 is at the forefront of newspaper and website production worldwide, allowing local journalists in the field to publish news online as it happens.

Mr O’Brien said the revamped Illawarra Mercury website would continue to provide a proudly local perspective on the region’s people, places, issues and events.

STAY CONNECTED: The new site's sleek design and streamlined functions are optimised for faster page and story navigation and easier sharing on your social network.

STAY CONNECTED: The new site's sleek design and streamlined functions are optimised for faster page and story navigation and easier sharing on your social network.

“We’ve changed the way we present and publish news for our digital audience,” Mr O’Brien said.

“But our commitment to providing your favourite local reading isn’t changing, including coverage of breaking news and important council and community issues.”

“We know that local news plays an important role in helping to keep people in regional areas connected, and our local journalists take great pride in telling stories for the communities where they live.

“As a trusted local voice, the Illawarra Mercury will continue to deliver quality journalism online and in print.”

The new-look website will go live on Monday.

 EASY TO NAVIGATE: The new-look website can be viewed on any device so you can follow your favourite local news on the go, wherever you are.

EASY TO NAVIGATE: The new-look website can be viewed on any device so you can follow your favourite local news on the go, wherever you are.