Hancock News adds first digital edition in 108-year history

Now in its 108th year of publishing local news of Hancock, The Hancock News has added a digital edition to serve readers better, both near and far. The News will continue to print and distribute the paper version of the paper each week as usual.

Readers will now be able to subscribe to read the Wednesday weekly paper on their computer, tablet or smartphone, and to see breaking news stories between weekly editions.

All Hancock News stories and photos will be accessed online at, which launched today, May 25.

For several years, select Hancock-related stories have been shared on The Morgan Messenger website, which is operated by the same news staff. Now, Hancock readers will access those stories on the new Hancock News website – — created by PaywallProject.

“We are long overdue to bring the readers of The Hancock News a digital product they can access from any- where, at any time,” said editor Kate Shunney. “Delays in postal delivery of our paper to loyal readers has been a real frustration, and this digital edition will help us get around that challenge and have more options to share content.”

The website will allow for publication of more photos, event video and added content for subscribers. Archives of past weekly editions will also be added to the website.

An online “Contact Us” tab makes it easy for website visitors to connect with reporter Geoff Fox and editor Kate Shunney to share news tips, submit photos, send press releases for community events or seek out advertising in the paper and online.

All-access online subscriptions to The Hancock News cost $5 per month or $25 per year.

Subscriptions to the print edition will not change with the addition of the website. Current print subscribers can add online access to the paper if they choose.

“We are excited to offer readers digital access to The Hancock News, and add that to the print edition we’ll continue to prepare and distribute each week,” said Shunney.

Visit to see subscription options and explore select free-access stories.

Call 301-678-6255 or 304-258-1800 during business hours for more information about subscription options.