ESCANABA - The Daily Press is now offering text and e-mail alerts to readers wishing to stay up-to-date on the latest news, sports and weather.
According to Publisher Dan McDonald, alerts streamline the way Daily Press readers receive the news that matters most to them.
"We are very pleased to provide our readers with the latest news and sports headlines, weather alerts and school closings direct to email and text messages," he said. "It is our goal at the Daily Press to, not only provide our readers with the best local coverage each day, but to also provide the latest news and information as it happens."
In order to receive the alerts, readers can send a text message or e-mail from the device they wish to receive the message. The text or e-mail can be directed to the specific types of alerts the reader wishes to sign up for - such as weather.
For example, to sign up for the weather alerts, readers can text or email the word "optin" (one word, no spaces) to firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up for news alerts go to email@example.com. For sports alerts use firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be notified of school closings use email@example.com.
After the message is received, the reader will get a short confirmation message reading, "We've received your message; please allow us time to add you to the list."
Once signed up for the email or text alerts, readers will receive updates on their phone pertaining to the appropriate category.
While there are no service fees from the Daily Press, standard phone rates may apply.