Island News is published by Island Press, a division of Hearst Magazines, Inc. The first issue was published on November. 24, 1931. The title was changed to the Stroller’s Weekly. It was later renamed to the Island News Professional and Douglas Island News. H. B. Selby & E. S. Stevens edited the issue. The name was last used until March 3, 1933 when the final edition was published.
Island News Professional brought to Alaska many new writers who wrote articles dealing with business on the islands and their surroundings. It also featured travel and news articles and 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 quicker. Read more about Island News Sports here.
Island News Professional was primarily a periodical, but also featured a few pages that were business-oriented. These were divided into two sections: The Commercial Business section was devoted to business owners and their companies as well as the Employment and Training Section, which informed readers about local job openings. The section for business was intended to offer information about job openings as well as advertisements. The section on employment included a classified ad for every type of employment available, such as fishing, construction, general contracting, cleaning, landscaping or any other trade. There were also listings of employers who were seeking workers as well as an alphabetical directory of phone numbers with names and numbers of companies.
Island News Digest published the Kenai Peninsula News, a magazine that included local content. It focused mainly on the Kenai Peninsula, and covered everything from tourism and travel to arts and culture. The Kenai Digest was completely consumer-oriented, unlike the Peninsula News which was primarily business-oriented. It featured articles on education, family activities and sports, as well as culture, and local government.
Other subjects included health, culture, education, religion, technology, labor business owners, the production of radio and television. As expected, there was plenty of news related to the Peninsula and Kenai Peninsula area. Many people were proud to have a reliable, objective source of business news. The insightful reports that Peninsula News provided were appreciated by many business owners and others.
Other than publishing periodicals, Island News also has its own website. The site hosts an online newsletter, essays, articles, news stories and research material. There is also a forum. The newsletter is published monthly and provides information on current trends and news as well as a source for information on breaking news.
The Kenai Peninsula News is available in print. It is also available online via a variety of websites. These websites offer not only the printed version but also include videos and audio that provide readers with more details about the issues raised in the newsletter. These sites are easy to use and allow you to purchase information.
The goal of Island News Digest is to give business owners and consumers with current and accurate information. Consumers get to read the most current reports and crucial business-related information. Business owners can advertise their business and reach out to more potential clients. There are no subscription costs and there is no obligation to sign up. You can visit the website to read the news and topics that interest you.