Herald-Standard launches with blox total cms Total CMS ‘is simpler and faster’

MOLINE, Ill. – The Herald-Standard, of Uniontown, Pa., has officially launched with BLOX Total Content Management System. Total CMS, created by TownNews.com, allows newspapers to manage their print, web and mobile content all from the same system.

“Our team launched the new system on March 27 and has not looked back,” said Val Laub, publisher of the Herald-Standard.  “We’re very pleased with the move to the BLOX Total CMS. The new system is much simpler and faster. This technology places the Herald-Standard in the lead for providing news and information for our readers and viewers.

“The trainers from TownNews.com were excellent.”

The Herald-Standard is a part of Calkins Media and has a daily circulation of over 26,000. They join The Times of Northwest Indiana, The Billings Gazette of Billings, MT., The Lincoln Star-Journal of Lincoln, NE., Casper Star Tribune of Casper, WY., Sioux City Journal of Sioux City, Ia., and other papers in choosing Total CMS from TownNews.com.

Marc Wilson, founder and CEO of TownNews.com, said that he expects the number of Total CMS newspapers to grow.

"We're pleased to offer an economical solution that helps newspapers publish Web, print and mobile publications. Total CMS is a great solution for newspapers who have deferred upgrading their newsroom front end systems. The Calkins folks were great to work with," said Marc Wilson, CEO of Townnews.com.

About Calkins Media

Calkins Media of Levittown, Pa., was founded in 1937. Calkins Media owns three television stations and eight newspapers. For more information go to www.calkins.com.

About TownNews.com

TownNews.com, based in Moline, Ill., is majority owned by Lee Enterprises (LEE), a premier publisher of daily, weekly, online and specialty publications. TownNews.com hosts more than 1,500 online publications, and offers a wide variety of products and services to U.S. newspapers. For more information, visit www.townnews.com.

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