What’s new on the WNA’s new website?

The WNA launched its new website yesterday, bringing a much-needed upgrade to www.wnanews.com. There are a few more pages we’re working to finish up, but overall, the website is ready for visitors and we’re excited to show off its many new and improved features.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new:

Easy Navigation
We’ve created quick-access buttons on the homepage to direct visitors to key sections of the website: Advocacy, Resources, Membership, Student Journalism, News Tracker and Advertising. You’ll also find on the homepage current news and announcements, a listing of upcoming webinars and events, information about the WNA Foundation and a link to our careers page.

The website’s drop-down menu includes direct links to other important WNA features, such as our free weekly content, a virtual Hall of Fame and Memorial Pylon and more.

Updated Careers Page
WNA members have asked us to make it easier to find job listings, so we’ve updated the careers page to allow job seekers to sign up for email alerts and post resumes and employers to receive email alerts when their ad is about to expire. Employers also have the ability to post job openings directly to the site.

Mobile-Friendly Design
No more squinting, zooming and back-and-forth scrolling on your iPhone or Android. The new website has a responsive design to fit whatever-sized screen you use.

Targeted Resources
We’ve archived tons of helpful resources tailored to what you do every day. The website features individual toolboxes for managers, journalists, sales professionals and circulation staff, with more resources to come.

Events Calendar
When’s the next convention and what are the latest webinars being offered by the WNA Foundation and Online Media Campus? Wonder no more with our new events calendar.

Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame
Our hall-of-famers now have a true hall-of-fame treatment. The new Wisconsin Newspaper Hall of Fame page prominently features honoree photos and their biographies.

WNA Memorial Grove
The names of all publishers listed on the WNA’s memorial pylon are available online, and we have also added photos and biographical information from our files for pylon inductees of the last 10 years. Eventually, it is our goal to track down photos and information for the remaining publishers with assistance from our member newspapers.

We’ve broken up the “Free Member Exchange” to separate job listings from our other classified-type ads. The Buy-Sell-Trade page features non-employment related “wanted” ads and equipment and newspapers that are for sale.

Take a look around and let us know what you think! The new website will continue to evolve as we adapt to your needs and add more content and resources.

Questions or comments? Contact WNA Communications Director James Debilzen by email or call 608-283-7623.