The new ProvidenceJournal.com just went live

R.I.P. Projo.com (shown here in 1997)

The Providence Journal’s long-awaited new website quietly debuted around 4:30 p.m. Monday, nearly two years after parent company A.H. Belo announced it was coming.

As expected, going forward full articles will only be published in the print edition and an electronic replica of it, with news briefs going online. It’s unclear whether an e-edition subscription will be $416 a year – the cost for home delivery of the print edition – or have a different set of price points.

However, this may not be the finished product – an A.H. Belo executive said in July there would be an interim step for the Projo site while its new content-managemt system gets installed.

For now, here are quick links to the new site:

• Check out the new website here. Its formal name is “ProvidenceJournal.com,” not “Projo.com.”

• Check out the electronic edition on the Web here or see the iPad version here.

• Journal Publisher Howard Sutton explains the changes here. Digital editor Peter Phipps offers his take here.

• The 7-to-7 News Blog is still here but short items are now being posted here. (Scroll past the history items.)

• The mobile version is still m.projo.com if you want to read the news feeds on your smartphone.

• The look and feel of ProvidenceJournal.com is different from its sister papers, DallasNews.com and PE.com.

• Links to old Projo.com stories now redirect you to the new ProvidenceJournal’s home page.

(screenshot: Internet Archive)

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