Thursday, April 11, 2013
With new roads, new residents and new businesses flourishing east of the Cooper, it is time to give the Moultrie News a new look. After all, we’re turning 50 and need a new look for the next new chapter. We’re updating our masthead, as we have done periodically since 1964.
What exactly is a masthead, you ask? It is the publishing term for the banner at the top of the newspaper’s section fronts that includes identifying information such as the name of the publictaion, the date and the location.
Since the Moultrie News first rolled off the press all those years ago, the East Cooper population has grown and evolved, and so too has the role and the value of the Moultrie News.
Today there are 43,000 people reading the print edition of the Moultrie News each week. That’s in addition to approximately 80,000 page views per month on our website at www.MoultrieNews.com.
We’d like you to help us make that decision because we know that the vote really belongs to our loyal readers.
The staff of the Moultrie News narrowed down the masthead options from 12 to 4. Visit www.MoultrieNews.com/masthead to vote or mail in your ballot which is on page 14A this week. Voting will remain open for four weeks.
Hurricane Hugo destroyed much of our archives and we are asking readers to look and see what they have to help us show the progression of the paper. We are looking for old papers, cut outs, pictures etc. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moultrie News was started in 1964 as a tabloid shopper by Carl Meynardie, who was the publisher of the Hanahan News. He ran the paper for eight years. In 1972 the Moultrie News was bought by Charles Diggle and J.C. Long. When Long died in 1987, Charles Diggle bought the Beach Company’s interest in the Moultrie News, and the Diggle family ran the paper for 11 years before selling it to the Evening Post Publishing.
Vickey Boyd was named publisher in April 2002.