The Herald-Tribune staff works diligently to report the news that makes a difference to our community, from investigations that change laws to coverage of growth and development across Sarasota and Manatee counties. You'll find high school sports, political commentary, food and dining news, and much more.
And a digital subscription to the Herald-Tribune is the only way you can access everything we have to offer, all while supporting local journalism.
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Exclusive access to subscriber-only stories
Earlier this year, the Herald-Tribune began making some stories available only to our subscribers. Usually, this is news that our staff has invested significant time in, or isn't available anywhere else, and we want out subscribers to have the first crack at.
Here's a few recent examples of our most-read subscriber-only stories:
Experience the Herald-Tribune e-edition
Even if you're a digital subscriber you can still have the experience of reading the print version of the Herald-Tribune.
In our e-edition, you'll find all the local news you expect, as well as national and global news, and an organized way of quickly catching up on everything you need to know – all from your phone, tablet or computer. Don't forget about extras like special online sections and the daily USA Today.
Get the most out of the customizable Herald-Tribune app
The main screen of our app is organized to put our biggest stories of the moment front and center and make it easy to find the latest news, but that's not the only way to find the stories you want to read.
Here are just a few examples of how to customize your experience:
Give your eyes a rest with Night Mode. You can also adjust the size of the text to fit your needs.
If you're busy, the app's "Popular" tab is made for you. You'll find 20 of the most-read stories from HeraldTribune.com over the last 24 hours.
Bookmark the stories you personally enjoy or are too busy to read now. Hit the bookmark button, and then find them under "Saved"
Keep sections you access often – like Ticket or high school sports – handy at the top of the section tab to get you there quickly and easily
Night mode, offline reading and notification settings are all available under the settings menu
Be alerted to the biggest news stories
Through the Herald-Tribune app (available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play), you can also get notified of all the biggest news as it happens. Just enable Breaking News alerts under Settings and Notifications to get notified when news happens.
You can also select subcategories of push alerts, including sports, entertainment and business.
Even without our app, you can learn about the stories you care about and get updates on our biggest stories. We have several email newsletters you can choose from based on what stories you want to hear about and when.
Learn about our top stories each morning through the Daily Briefing
Be informed about breaking news and stories of the moment with News Alerts
Get a helping of restaurant news and things to do with the weekly Ticket newsletter
Stay up-to-date on the vibrant arts scene with Jay Handelman's weekly Arts in Sarasota-Manatee
Support local journalism
We've been reporting on the Sarasota-Manatee area for over 90 years, and our work reflects our investment in our community.
We believe local journalism helps keep a watchful eye on authority, informs people about what is happening in their community and engages people on important issues. We hope you do, too.
The best way to support our mission and ensure we can continue to serve the Sarasota-Manatee area is to subscribe.
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