November 4, 2009
Dear ColorLines readers,
I’m sitting here at my desk, flipping through the Nov/Dec 2009 issue of ColorLines, feeling both nostalgic and excited. This marks the last bimonthly print issue of the magazine and there’s a sense that a chapter is coming to a close both for us and our readers. And it’s also a wonderful beginning.
Today, we are launching a mobile site at m.colorlines.com, where you’ll find ColorLines at your fingertips. Just visit colorlines.com from your web-enabled mobile device and you will automatically get the ColorLines mobile site. Users of iPhone and iPod Touch can “Add to Home Screen” so you can get to ColorLines Mobile with just one click.
In 2010, we’ll launch a website that merges ColorLines.com with our RaceWire.org blog and we’ll also publish two print issues with the best stories from ColorLines.com.
The new site will provide reported articles, blogs and videos about racial justice in one place. For a peek of what’s to come online, check out the multimedia story “Torn Apart by Deportation.” For now, you can continue to find new stories, commentaries, and art reviews every week at ColorLines.com.
Better yet, let our news come to you. Become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @racialjustice. Not a social networker? Sign up for ColorLines Direct on our homepage to receive one weekly email or subscribe to our YouTube channel as well.
Why all of these changes at ColorLines?
Many people today are consuming news and entertainment on the Web and mobile devices and we want to be a part of this in a bigger way. It’s our hope that we’ll be able to create an online home for people who care about racial justice—while still keeping the magazine accessible to those who don’t have electronic access and those who prefer the pleasure of print.
What does this transition mean for you as a ColorLines subscriber?
In 2010, we will be printing two issues, which will capture the most memorable pieces from our online magazine and blog. If you have renewed your subscription, you’ll be receiving your first of the two issues in the summer of 2010.
So, yes, we are still taking subscriptions, and yes, the rates are the same. If you want stories about racial justice and arts and culture in print in 2010, subscribe today.
And if you’re a writer, photographer, blogger, or vlogger, you can continue to send us your story ideas about racial justice at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re a reader with an issue you think we need to be covering, email us at that address, too.
I would love to hear what you think. You can reach me by email at email@example.com. For more on these changes, visit ColorLines.com.
Until then, see you online.