Island News is published in part by Island Press, a division Hearst Magazines, Inc. The first issue of Island News was published on November. 24, 1931. The title changed to the Stroller’s Weekly, later revised to the Island News Professional, and Douglas Island News, later edited by H. B. Selby & E. S. Stevens. The name last continued until March 3, 1933, when the last edition was issued.
Island News Professional brought several new writers to Alaska to write about business in the islands and surrounding areas. The magazine also featured travel and news columns, as well as a mining report, an article on Kenai Fjords National Park and an island weather report. A calendar of the cultural life of the island and mining and wildlife reports were also included. A local obituary was an important addition. The obituaries were alphabetically listed under each city in this issue. This made it easier for readers to locate the correct information more easily. Learn more about Island News Professional here.
Island News Professional was primarily an issue of the magazine, but it also featured a few pages that were business-oriented. These were divided into two sections: the Commercial Business section that focused on the owners of businesses and their businesses and the Employment and Training section, which was created to inform readers of job openings in the local area. The section for business was designed to offer advertisements as well as details of jobs that were available. The section on employment featured an ad in the classified section that listed every kind of job that was available that included construction, fishing, general construction, landscaping, cleaning and other trades. There are also the listings of employers seeking workers as well as a directory of phone numbers listing the numbers and names of businesses.
The Kenai Peninsula News was published by Island News Digest, a periodical that included local content. It was primarily focused on the Kenai Peninsula and reported on everything from travel and tourism to arts and culture. Contrary to the Peninsula News, which was predominantly business-oriented it was the Kenai Digest was entirely designed to be a service for consumers. It featured articles on family activities, education, sports, culture, and local government.
Other topics included culture, education as well as religion and labor and business owners, technology as well as radio and television production. As you would expect, there was plenty of news about the Kenai Peninsula and Kenai Peninsula area. Many people were proud to have a reliable and impartial source of business news. The insightful reports that Peninsula News provided were appreciated by many business owners as well as others.
In addition to publishing periodicals, Island News also has its own website. The site hosts a newsletter, essays, articles as well as news stories and research material. There is also a forum. The newsletter is published every month and provides information on current trends and topics as well as a source of information on breaking news.
The Kenai Peninsula News is available in print. There are a variety of websites that provide it as well. These websites not only offer the printed version, but also videos and audio files that provide more information about the issues discussed in the newsletter. These sites are easy to use and permit users to purchase information.
Island News Digest’s aim is to provide up-to-date and accurate information to both business owners. The most recent reports and business data are available to readers. Businesses are able to promote their businesses and reach more potential clients. There aren’t any subscription fees and there is no obligation to sign up. All you need to do is go to the website and look through the topics and news that interest you.