Lyster named head of digital media for newspaper group

Crindalyn Lyster

Crindalyn Lyster

Crindalyn Lyster has been named Director of Digital Services for EO Media Group. The position manages digital operations for the family-owned company, including 18 websites, mobile communications and core digital content and products.

“Crindalyn has a clear view of how to grow digital business through customer engagement across all platforms,” said Chief Operating Officer for EO Media Group John S. Perry. “Our new, mobile-friendly websites are a vital step forward in our company’s development. Crindalyn demonstrated leadership and tenacity as the digital team overcame technological and organizational hurdles in the development phase.”

“I am very excited to lead an extraordinary team and help EOMG navigate through the ever-changing world that is digital media,” said Lyster. “I’m committed to help EOMG maximize revenue and audience opportunities with our digital platforms to give all of our publications an edge digitally, while we continue the journey toward a digital-first future.”

Lyster joined EO Media Group in 1996 as a graphic designer for The Daily Astorian. She later worked as features editor and Coast Weekend editor for the newspaper before joining digital operations for the parent company more than seven years ago. She also worked in marketing and public relations for the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington Group International. Lyster started her journalism career as a sports reporter for the La Grande Observer in 1990, while leading her high school newspaper as the sports editor. In college she was the managing editor of the student newspaper.

Lyster has won several awards for her work throughout her career and has been a judge for the Independent Book Publishers Association since 1996. Lyster, an avid photographer, sports and outdoor enthusiast, lives with her son in Long Beach, Wash.

Hermiston Herald website redesigned to meet growing mobile audience

Hermiston Herald LaunchHERMISTON, Oregon — The Hermiston Herald website has a new look, as of October 21.

The EO Media Group is excited to announce the redesign of the Hermiston Herald website. This redesign is a big step in our continuing digital advancement. It will allow the flexibility in how they deliver the news, information and advertising. The goal with the new site design is to give Herald readers a cleaner and less cluttered view of their offerings by improving the readability and attractiveness. The new site will also provide the Herald with a better foundation from which new features and ideas can be added to the site in the future, which will benefit their readers and advertisers as well.

The Herald staff, EO Media Group Digital and Design Teams have been hard at work for months with specialists from NewsCycle Solutions to create the new Hermiston Herald site. Frequent readers of the site will notice some changes.

Responsive Design

Implementing a responsive design was one of the main benefits in upgrading our site. Responsive design means that pages of our site are optimized for mobile and tablet browsing. The site will automatically resize to fit all computer and mobile-device screens. Because one unified site will fit all the different platforms, mobile readers will for the first time have access to all the same content available on the desktop site. Only selected stories in each section were displayed on the previous mobile site, making it hard for readers to find the content they were looking for.

Advertising and classifieds

The site redesign provided an opportunity to refine the placement of advertising on the site and allowing for larger ad sizes. The responsive design also allowed for adapting ad sizes presented on different screen sizes.

Another big change is in the look and feel of the classifieds and will now be available at EastOregonMarketplace.com. This site is also built in responsive design allowing readers the flexibility to navigate the listings on the go. The previous site’s classifieds were not mobile friendly. Many other features have been added to our classifieds to allow for sharing, expanded listings and much more.

eEdition

Digital replicas of the Hermiston Herald newspaper is available on desktop, as well as Apple and Android phone and tablet apps. The eEdition provides a page-by-page replica of the main Hermiston Herald, as well as special sections.

Print newspaper subscribers receive full access to the digital eEdition included with their subscription. The eEdition app can be set up to automatically download each week’s newspaper for viewing even when not connected to the Internet. The apps are free to download through iTunes, Google Play and the Kindle App store, but a subscription is required to view the eEditions.

Any design takes some getting used to. A team will be monitoring the new site during the launch phase and doing our best to fix any glitches or problems that arise. Try the new design for a few days and tell us what you think, what we’ve missed and what you like at online@hermistonherald.com The site will continue to evolve as small changes are made and the site is fine-tuned. It is an ongoing process of designing, gathering feedback and refining.

East Oregonian Redesigned Website Unveiled Today

East OregonianPENDLETON, Oregon — The news hasn’t changed, but the East Oregonian website has, as of October 21.

The EO Media Group is excited to announce the redesign of the East Oregonian website. This redesign is a big step in our continuing digital advancement. It will allow Wallowa the flexibility in how they deliver the news, information and advertising. The goal with the new site design is to give East Oregonian readers a cleaner and less cluttered view of their offerings by improving the readability and attractiveness. The new site will also provide East Oregonian with a better foundation from which new features and ideas can be added to the site in the future, which will benefit their readers and advertisers as well.

The East Oregonian staff, EO Media Group Digital and Design Teams have been hard at work for months with specialists from NewsCycle Solutions to create the new East Oregonian site. Frequent readers of the site will notice some changes.

Responsive Design

Implementing a responsive design was one of the main benefits in upgrading our site. Responsive design means that pages of our site are optimized for mobile and tablet browsing. The site will automatically resize to fit all computer and mobile-device screens. Because one unified site will fit all the different platforms, mobile readers will for the first time have access to all the same content available on the desktop site. Only selected stories in each section were displayed on the previous mobile site, making it hard for readers to find the content they were looking for.

Advertising and classifieds

The site redesign provided an opportunity to refine the placement of advertising on the site and allowing for larger ad sizes. The responsive design also allowed for adapting ad sizes presented on different screen sizes.

Another big change is in the look and feel of the classifieds and will now be available at EastOregonMarketplace.com. This site is also built in responsive design allowing readers the flexibility to navigate the listings on the go. The previous site’s classifieds were not mobile friendly. Many other features have been added to our classifieds to allow for sharing, expanded listings and much more.

eEdition

Digital replicas of the East Oregonian newspaper is available on desktop, as well as Apple and Android phone and tablet apps. The eEdition provides a page-by-page replica of the main East Oregonian, as well as special sections.

Print newspaper subscribers receive full access to the digital eEdition included with their subscription. The eEdition app can be set up to automatically download each week’s newspaper for viewing even when not connected to the Internet. The apps are free to download through iTunes, Google Play and the Kindle App store, but a subscription is required to view the eEditions.

Any design takes some getting used to. A team will be monitoring the new site during the launch phase and doing our best to fix any glitches or problems that arise. Try the new design for a few days and tell us what you think, what we’ve missed and what you like at online@eastoregonian.com The site will continue to evolve as small changes are made and the site is fine-tuned. It is an ongoing process of designing, gathering feedback and refining.

Coast Weekend Redesigned Website to meet growing mobile audience

ASTORIA, Oregon —Our website has – as of this morning, September 30. 131a1dc3-724b-4211-8eeb-1a20c951f56d

Audiences are consuming more information, not less. Among those who read community news on a phone or tablet, the growth rate is high. Because of this, we have implemented the single biggest change —a responsive design so that the site can be easily viewed on mobile and tablet devices with a focus on readability.

This redesign is a big step in our continuing digital advancement. It will allow us to flexibility in how we deliver our stories, information and advertising. The goal with the new site design is to give our readers a cleaner and less cluttered view of our offerings by improving the readability and attractiveness. The new site will also provide a better foundation from which new features and ideas can be added to the site in the future, which will benefit our readers and advertisers as well.

Our newsrooms, digital team and design teams have been hard at work for months with specialists from NewsCycle Solutions to create the new Oregon Coast Today site. Frequent readers of the site will notice some changes. We rethought every aspect of how to present our news online and how advertising is integrated. We needed to more fully engage our readers, attract new audience and better serve our advertisers’ needs.

If you have a problem finding something, we encourage you to use the site search. This might be the easiest way for readers to find familiar features until used to the redesign. Simply type what you’re looking for in the search box in the top right corner of every page.

Any design takes some getting used to. We ask you to be patient and understanding. We will be monitoring the new site during the launch phase and doing our best to fix any glitches or problems that arise. Try the new design for a few days and tell us what you think, what we’ve missed and what you like at online@coastweekend.com. The site will continue to evolve as we make small changes and fine-tune the site. It is an ongoing process of designing, gathering feedback and refining. Your feedback will help us.

Responsive Design
Implementing a responsive design was one of the main benefits in upgrading our site. Responsive design means that pages of our site are optimized for mobile and tablet browsing. The site will automatically resize to fit all computer and mobile-device screens. Because one unified site will fit all the different platforms, mobile readers will for the first time have access to all the same content available on the desktop site.

Advertising
The site redesign provided an opportunity to refine the placement of advertising on the site and allowing for larger ad sizes. The responsive design also allowed for adapting ad sizes presented on different screen sizes.

eEdition
Digital replicas of Coast Weekend are available on desktop, as well as Apple and Android phone and tablet apps. The eEdition provides a page-by-page replica of the main Coast Weekend, as well as special sections.

Chinook Observer Gets Redesigned Website

Long Beach, Wash. —The news hasn’t changed, but our website has – as of this morning, September 30.

HR41410 New Website copyAudiences are consuming more news, not less. Among those who read the news on a phone or tablet, the growth rate is high. Because of this, we have implemented the single biggest change —a responsive design so that the site can be easily viewed on mobile and tablet devices with a focus on readability.

This redesign is a big step in our continuing digital advancement. It will allow us to flexibility in how we deliver our news, information and advertising. The goal with the new site design is to give our readers a cleaner and less cluttered view of our offerings by improving the readability and attractiveness. The new site will also provide ourselves with a better foundation from which new features and ideas can be added to the site in the future, which will benefit our readers and advertisers as well.

Our newsrooms, digital team and design teams have been hard at work for months with specialists from NewsCycle Solutions to create the new Chinook Observer site. Frequent readers of the site will notice some changes.

Every member of the newsroom staff has been trained on how to post stories and pictures to the new site allowing for more regularly, sometimes directly from the field posting. We rethought every aspect of how to present our news online and how advertising is integrated. We needed to more fully engage our readers, attract new audience and better serve our advertisers’ needs.

If you have a problem finding something, we encourage you to use the site search. This might be the easiest way for readers to find familiar features until used to the redesign.  Simply type what you’re looking for in the search box in the top right corner of every page. Ultimately, though, the site should be easier for readers to navigate.

Any design takes some getting used to. We ask you to be patient and understanding.

We will be monitoring the new site during the launch phase and doing our best to fix any glitches or problems that arise.

Try the new design for a few days and tell us what you think, what weve missed and what you like at feedback@chinookobserver.comThe site will continue to evolve as we make small changes and fine-tune the site. It is an ongoing process of designing, gathering feedback and refining. Your feedback will help us.

Responsive Design
Implementing a responsive design was one of the main benefits in upgrading our site. Responsive design means that pages of our site is optimized for mobile and tablet browsing. The site will automatically resize to fit all computer and mobile-device screens. Because one unified site will fit all the different platforms, mobile readers will for the first time have access to all the same content available on the desktop site. Only selected stories in each section were displayed on the previous mobile site, making it hard for readers to find the content they were looking for.

Advertising and classifieds
The site redesign provided an opportunity to refine the placement of advertising on the site and the responsive design also allowed for adapting ad sizes presented on different screen sizes.

Another big change is in the look and feel of the classifieds. This section is also built in responsive design allowing readers the flexibility to navigate the listings on the go. The previous sites classifieds were not mobile friendly. Many other features have been added to our classifieds to allow for sharing, expanded listings and much more.

eEdition
Digital replicas of the Chinook Observer is available on desktop, as well as Apple and Android phone and tablet apps. The eEdition provides a page-by-page replica of the main publication, as well as special sections and a marketplace of all display ads.

Print newspaper subscribers receive full access to the digital eEdition for each of the publications, included with their subscription. The eEdition app can be set up to automatically download each weeks newspaper for viewing even when not connected to the Internet. The apps are free to download through iTunes, Google Play and the Kindle App store, but a subscription is required to view the eEditions.

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