Island News is published by Island Press, a division of Hearst Magazines, Inc. The first issue was published on Nov. 24, 1931. The title was changed to the Stroller’s Weekly. It was later renamed the Island News Professional and Douglas Island News. H. B. Selby & E. S. Stevens edited the issue. The name was in use until March 3, 1933, when the final edition was published.
Island News Professional brought to Alaska several new writers who wrote articles that dealt with business on the islands and their surroundings. It also featured travel and news columns, as well as mining reports, an article on Kenai Fjords National Park and an island weather report. A calendar of the cultural life of the island, a wildlife and mining report were also included. Another significant addition was an obituary from the local area. In this issue, the obituaries were listed alphabetically under each city. This made it easier for readers to locate the correct information more easily. Read more about Island News Headlines here.
Island News Professional was primarily an issue of the magazine, but it also featured a few pages that were business-oriented. The pages were split into two sections that included the Commercial Business section, which dealt with the business owners and their companies as well as the Employment and Training section, which was created to keep people informed of job openings in the local area. The section for business was designed to provide information on job openings and advertisements. The employment section contained a classified ad for every type of employment available, including construction, fishing, general contracting, cleaning, landscaping or any other type of trade. There are also the listings of employers seeking workers and a phone directory that lists the phone numbers and names of companies.
Island News Digest published the Kenai Peninsula News, a periodical which featured local content. It focused on the Kenai Peninsula, and covered everything from tourism and travel to arts and culture. The Kenai Digest was completely consumer-oriented and was not like the Peninsula News which was primarily business-oriented. It included information on family activities, education and culture and local government.
Other topics included culture, health, education and religion, as well as technology, labor business owners, television and radio production. There was plenty of news on the Peninsula and the Kenai Peninsula. Many people took pride in having a reputable and objective business news source. The informative reports that Peninsula News provided were appreciated by many business owners as well as others.
Island News publishes a periodical however, it also has its own website. The site has an email newsletter that is distributed to the members of the group, articles and essays news stories, research material, and an online forum. The newsletter is distributed each month and includes information on the latest news and trends as well as a source for information about breaking news.
The Kenai Peninsula News is not only available in print. It is also available online via various websites. These websites provide not only the printed version, but videos and audio files that provide more information about the topics discussed in the newsletter. These sites are easy to use and allow users to purchase information.
The goal of Island News Digest is to provide business owners and consumers with accurate and up-to-date information. The most recent reports and business data are available to readers. Business owners are able to promote their business and reach out to more potential customers. There are no costs involved and no obligation to subscribe. All you have to do is visit the website and browse the topics and news that you are interested in.