The Herald has its finger on the digital button

AT 170 years of age, The Herald might be old but we’re definitely not outdated!

Many things change in 170 years and The Herald has weathered all storms.

In recent years the online sphere emerged as the dominating environment for people to get their information, and The Herald embraced new media and online media with open arms.

The Herald has fast become the publication to watch in the Eastern Cape for all your online news updates.

With more than 92 000 organic followers on Facebook, making us the biggest and busiest news and community page in the city and province, thousands of organic followers on Twitter and hundreds of thousands of website readers, The Herald’s been rocking social media and online.

And we’re also on Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube – not only keeping up, but actually leading in a fast paced, ever changing online world.

Not bad for an old lady, we think!

We’ve covered massive stories live, from Oscar Pistorius to most recently the case of Jayde Panayiotou.

We’ve kept you updated with live tweets from budget speeches, election processes and damaged statues.

We’ve been the place for you to share your world, views, argue, agree and tell your stories.

But, our greatest achievement is not our massive online presence or all the breaking news and informative stories we offer online to keep you in touch with and informed of the city and world you live in as it happens and changes.

Our greatest achievement is that we’ve managed all of this without showing a decline in print.

In the next 170 years, many changes will undoubtedly be seen throughout the print and online environment and we’re always prepared to adapt and to bring you your news, your views and be your voice, in print, online and beyond.

-Dorette de Swardt

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