Redesigned website all about better delivering local news

Published 9:59 am Thursday, May 26, 2016

Even here at just the beginning of the 21st Century, nothing changes faster than technology.

Just more than a week ago Leader Publications launched its new website. In the short amount of time since then, the site has continued to evolve as we have implemented several improvements to make it faster and more user friendly.

Advertising locations have been modified, categories and departments have been adjusted and the overall presentation has been tweaked a little bit.

Our goal is to make the best source of news, information and sports for south Berrien and Cass counties.

We also want to showcase our niche products like Off the Water and Michiana Life.

So, what do you think?

Do you like it? Are you able to find the news you want? Does it load fast enough? What would you like to see us add?

We want your feedback!

Input from our readers helped drive the overall redesign and, ideally, that process will never stop. I anticipate the site will be somewhat different three months from now, and six months and so on.

Our plan is to add exclusive content including photo galleries, video, audio and more. We want to continue to make our news products mobile friendly and reflective of any device our readers are using. Ideally, we will keep doing all this at no charge to our readers, although we will ask you to spend a few seconds answering some survey questions.

Change remains the one constant in life, and nowhere is that more evident than technology. The new is a step in the right direction but we will always keep moving forward.


Michael Caldwell is the publisher of Leader Publications LLC. He can be reached at (269) 687-7700 or by email at