The Times daily newspaper will be on sale at major traffic intersections in Johannesburg and Pretoria from tomorrow, according to a report in the Sunday Times.
Until now it had been delivered free and exclusively to around 136000 Sunday Times subscribers. The newspaper will sell for R3.50.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe public response to our newspaper has been very positive and we would like more people to see S A ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s first interactive newspaper for themselves,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said editor Ray Hartley .
The Times has quickly positioned itself as a leading source of interactive, forward-looking and transparent daily news.
The Sunday Times subscriber base has grown substantially since the launch of The Times in June last year. The newspaper has also been well received for its interactive through- the-line journalism approach.
News is told visually with originality and backed up with a rich and interactive multimedia offering that can be followed online. The Times readers use the online site as a place to comment on, vote on and even criticise the news ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Â or to simply read more or view photo galleries, video clips, podcasts and blogsites. Traffic to the Sunday Times website has increased by 75% since it relaunched as The Times.
Click here to read the full report, posted on the Sunday Times website.