By NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Returning to the name residents have trusted in the region for more than 140 years, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal website will be known as djournal.com again starting today.
The site, formerly known as NEMS360.com, goes back to the name of the original website djournal.com, the first newspaper website in Mississippi launched in the mid-1990s.
“We really did not have a substantive reason to change the name in the first place, and quite frankly made a mistake in doing so,” said Journal Inc. CEO Clay Foster. “Returning to the djournal.com name allows us to once again build on the strong Journal brand that’s associated with being the leading source of local information – news, advertising and community conversation – in the markets we serve.”
Djournal.com once again is the home of breaking news, videos, comments and content from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. We’re social, too. We have a Facebook page – djournalnow and we’re on Twitter – @DJournalnow.
“We’re excited to announce we’ve joined the Journal print and online names together again,” said Journal Interactive Director Michael Duran said. “We have the largest viewership of any news website in Northeast Mississippi and this helps our customers once again identify us as who we are – the Journal – the best place in Northeast Mississippi to come for information on the web.”
Several popular features remain like the business directory. Users can search or browse and find everything they need to know about businesses they’re looking for – all in one place, and all in a matter of seconds.
And users can upgrade their newspaper experience with an e-edition to the Journal or any of its other newspaper properties.
As always, a strong commitment to producing the best journalism possible remains with the name change. Last year, NEMS360.com was named the top newspaper website in its category by The Associated Press for Louisiana and Mississippi. Its election coverage won regional and national awards.
Users also can submit content through your.djournal.com with photos, videos or stories. And they can join the conversation with comments or report abuse of the conversation with a report abuse button.
“We believe that djournal.com should be a conversation,” Online Editor Todd Vinyard said. “We promise to be open, accessible and easy to contact. With users’ help, we will work to continuously improve djournal.com, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and the community.”
More announcements are coming in the next few weeks about new ways the Journal will deliver content to customers. Journal, Inc. welcomes feedback on this decision in the comments below.