SHAMOKIN - Starting today, subscribers to the print edition of The News-Item will have access to our electronic products at no additional charge.

This includes unlimited access at our website ( and access to our "e-edition," which is a digital replica of the pages of the newspaper.

With the change, readers can have access to every manner in which we deliver the news.

It will also allow access to The News-Item app, which provides more mobile-friendly access to our content for smart phone, tablet and other mobile users. The app will be released soon. provides not only daily content found in the print edition, but access to breaking news, daily polls, the local community calendar, games and quizzes and special projects such as our current 2014 Winter Games content.

As for the e-edition, those already subscribed marvel at seeing the newsprint pages on bright screens. With the drag of a finger, they can page through the paper, stopping at any point to click on a particular story, photo or advertisement. They can zoom in on the content for clear and easy reading and viewing.

Also, with a download of each day's edition, e-edition users will have access to past editions.

Activate service

Again, there is no additional charge for current print subscribers to get the digital access. All that's required is to activate the service at

Those who don't have a print edition but wish to access the digital content can do so for $10 per month. Go to