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Saturday sports title makes digital switch

A Saturday sports title which ceased print publication last month has been given a new lease of life with an online relaunch.

As previously reported on HTFP, the Sheffield Star’s Green ‘Un edition was published for the final time in print a few weeks ago, but has now been relaunched as a digital edition.

It is available free to readers via The Star’s tablet app or on The Star’s website, which has a section for its digital editions, and the online relaunch coincided with the start of the football season.

The Green ‘Un was one of the last remaining Saturday sports editions to be printed across the country but since then sister Johnston Press title The News in Portsmouth has relaunched its Sports Mail edition on Saturdays, after closing it last October.

Green 'Un editor Ian Vickers shows off the first digital edition of the sports title on an iPad.

The Green ‘Un’s digital relaunch has also included its content going online for the first time in a new section on The Star’s website, which includes a ‘Live Talk’ page with live tweeted scores and breaking football news.

Announcing the new digital edition to readers, digital editor Graham Walker wrote: “It’s the place to be for all your Owls, Blades, Red, Rovers, Millers and Spireites news – plus the best of the rest.

“We will be publishing match reports, news, features and more, with video and audio extras to followm straight to your web browser.

“So you can read us now on computer desktops, laptops, mobile phones and web tablets.”

The digital editions are due to be available to readers by 6.30pm each Saturday.

The Star’s free football app, which can be downloaded on iPhones and android phones, will also include football news throughout the week.

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  • August 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Dunno why Ian is smiling – surely the beginning of the end for this once-great title. If people weren’t interested in buying the print version, what makes JP think they will bother with the digital? A great shame IMHO.

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