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Customized Web Solutions:
    • Newspapers / e-Papers
    • Magazines & Campus News

Full Integration:
    • Social Networks
    • AP Content Enrichment
    • Monetizing Site Content
    • Paywalls / Advertising / Baseview

Solutions

The website management systems (CMS or newspaper CMS) we work with for newspaper web design have the flexibility for your newsroom, advertising department, and circulation departments to have a website that works together seamlessly: posting news, taking subscriptions, and submitting / tracking ads. Our sites are designed to work within your business plan. With a background in technology, the new industry and efficiency, Surf New Media offers complete web development at a fraction of the cost of the competitors. More Information

Package Pricing: Four Options for Online Success

Surf New Media charges a one-time development cost for newspapers, which is outlined below. We also offer our "peace of mind" option, to ensure your site continues to run at peak performance for a low monthly fee.

For newspaper groups and multiple publications, we offer additional sites (within the same group) at discounted prices, saving your company as much as 90 percent* for each additional website.

We understand that newspaper websites are not "one size fits all," and customize each site to a client's needs. That packages below are based on what most newspapers have found best for their sites based on our experience. Each package can be customized to give you an exact fit for your publication. If you are not sure which package will work best for your newspaper, please contact us for a free consultation or checkout our Package Builder, which allows you to customize a package and features online.

 

Package 1: ($3,000 complete; customizations available)

This package offers custom features to bring newspapers up to date with the latest technology. A full content management system specifically designed for newspapers, allows for easily posting and managing content on the site, from articles to obituaries. Key features in this package include an integrated advertising system, which can accomodate image, html, remote and flash ads, as well as generate marketing reports per advertiser based on impressions and click throughs. Additionally, automatic, searchable archives are included along with various features standard on newspaper websites throughout the world.

The Package I options are complete solution for small market newspapers gearing toward upgrading their website to the latest trends in the newspaper industry. Weekly and smaller daily newspapers will find this package complete with readership comments, social media sharing, blogs and much more.

Newspapers which have used this package include: American Rugby (www.insiderugby.it), The Ohio University Post (thepost.ohiou.edu), Middlebury Campus (www.middleburycampus.com) and Teumseh Homefront Magazine (www.homefronttecumseh.com)

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Package 2: ($4,500 complete; customizations available)

Our most popular development package, this package offers custom features to take a full-range of the latest options available for online news sites and newspapers for any market. Key features in this package include an advanced paywall system, allowing you monetize your site through both advertising and subscription content. The paywall system can be metered (such as the New York Times implemented on its website), or customized to restrict certain content to subscribers only.

The Package II options are complete solution for any market newspapers gearing toward upgrading their website to the latest trends in the newspaper industry. This package also includes scheduling articles, user-submitted news and blogs, and advanced photo galleries, which can be implemented with other multimedia.

Newspapers which have used this package include: The Addison Independent (www.addisonindependent.com), Tecumseh Herald (beta.tecumsehherald.com), Starkville Daily News (www.starkvilledailynews.com), and the Capital Community News (www.hillrag.com).

From Package I:

Additional Features:

  • Site membership
  • iReport abilities (user submitted news)
  • Community blogs
  • Photo galleries
  • Article scheduling
  • Paywall (full or metered)

 

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Package 3: ($6,500 complete; customizations available)

Considered our Metro Package, this advanced package offers custom features to take a full-range of the latest options available for online news sites and newspapers. Key features in this package include integration with the Associated Press, video options, and full social media application development.

The Package III options are complete solution for larger newspapers gearing toward social media integration, while needing advanced advertising options, paywall integration and a user-friendly management system for content, online orders (subscriptions) and user/customer management.

Newspapers which have used this package include: The Samoa News in American Samoa (www.samoanews.com), The Vanuatu Daily Post (www.dailypost.vu), The Pakistan Reporter (www.pakreporter.com) and Ruston Daily Leader in Louisiana (www.rustonleader.com). Although the package includes features geared toward high-circulation newspapers, customizations are available to work within smaller markets as well.

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Managed Development Pricing: ($3,000; + $100 per month recurring)

If your newspaper is looking to cut up-front costs for your site development, Surf New Media offers managed development pricing, which can dramatically cut preliminary costs (by more than 50 percent) off of the package pricing.

The managed development package is an off-the-shelf solution for any newspaper in any market. This package includes our most popular features from our packages options, including an integrated advertising engine, paywall options, PDF pageflip technology, article scheduling and classified section all built on top of our full content management system.

Additionally, you get peace of mind, with our scallable web hosting solutions, unlimited hosting support, monthly website support and free site maintenance, ensuring your site can continue to grow and update without worring about any technical aspects of it.

Features:

  • Full content management system
  • Programmed section-specific layouts
  • Blogs, polls and submission forms
  • Advertising Engine (more info)
  • Interactive readership polls
  • E-mail and printer-friendly pages
  • Readership comment integration
  • Integrated RSS news feed
  • Built in WYSIWYG text editor
  • Full archiving system
  • PDF pageflip integration
  • Business directories
  • Automatic scheduling for (un)publishing articles
  • Available premium content sections (paywall)
  • Online subscriptions for print version
  • Online subscriptions for e-delivery
  • Breaking news alerts
  • Classified ad system

Peace of Mind:

  • WEBSITE HOSTING
  • UNLIMITED HOSTING TECH SUPPORT
  • MONTHLY WEBSITE SUPPORT
  • FREE SITE MAINTENANCE
  • WEBSITE UPGRADES INCLUDED

 

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Managed pricing is not subject to any additional discounts or specials offered via Surf New Media.

VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVERS (VPS)

Surf New Media offers many VPS hosting plans for newspaper websites. Our hosting plans are specifically optimized for news sites using the Drupal content management system. Our servers have a guaranteed uptime of 99 percent, with redundant back-up servers to ensure your website remains online even during traffic spikes. Additionally, our servers are designed to expand with your site, seamlessly allowing upgraded services when needed. In addition to optimizations made for the Drupal CMS, hosting accounts include built-in webmail, pop and imap mail servers and full control panels to manage all aspects of your server.

Community Weekly Hosting: ($700 per year) Perfect for community weekly newspapers, this hosting plan includes moderate bandwidth, high storage and super-fast servers specially configured for lower traffic sites, but with full features needed for a wide range of website functions. This hosting plan is recommended for weekly and twice-weekly newspapers.

Regional Hosting: ($900 per year) A very robust hosting plan, specifically optimized for daily papers or high volume weekly publications. Expandable as needed, the servers are configured to offer high bandwidth usage and deliver exceptional speed. CPU resources are expandable to offer quick response to high-bandwidth functions including video, dynamic displays and galleries.

Metro Hosting: ($1500 per year) This is the recommended hosting for high-traffic daily newspapers in medium to large markets. This high-end hosting plan includes a full control panel, expandable storage, 2GB of burstable RAM and extremely high bandwidth.

DEDICATED SERVERS

LOWER Resource Usage: $220 per month
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 2.3GHz
100 mbps Uplink
4 GB DDR3 Memory
500 GB RAID-1 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

MODERATE Resource Usage: $280 per month
Intel Xeon E3-1265L 2.5GHz
100 mbps Uplink
4 GB DDR3 Memory
500 GB RAID-1 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

MODERATE/HIGHER Resource Usage: $380 per month
Intel Xeon E3-1265L 2.6GHz
100 mbps Uplink
8 GB DDR3 Memory
500 GB RAID-1 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

HIGH Resource Usage: $450 per month
Intel Xeon E3-1220LV2 3.3GHz
100 mbps Uplink
8 GB DDR3 Memory
1 TB RAID-2 Drives
10 TB Bandwidth

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Each website package includes training for your staff. Training sessions usually last about an hour and include walking staff through posting, editing and managing the site and its functions.

WEBSITE UPGRADES = Variable depending on needs
Because your site will be built with open-source software, additional functionality can be purchased at any time without having to re-program your site. Such upgrades can be made on a per-site or entire group basis.