The Lawrence Journal World App has been updated and is now free for all users. The content remains the same — complete coverage of Lawrence and Douglas County including all of the stories, photos, blogs and videos from the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper’s award-winning staff.
Ratings and Reviews
Good app, could use a bit more content.
I am a newcomer to Lawrence and have been using this app for several weeks. Overall it is a solid local news app. While occasionally you find one-paragraph stories, most stories are fleshed out. The letters to the editor, opinion pages, and This Day In History articles are all enjoyable. The ads are minimal and it is free. This is not an app for your main news source but is a pleasant enough supplement. I would like most photos and the like as well as a greater amount of details for some stories, but again, a solid start for a free small city news app.
What a Big Difference
I’ve been thinking for some time that I’d pay for a subscription if they had a decent app that was easy to navigate and understand. The website is just awash in so much mixed-together content that it was near impossible to see the the latest stuff, by category.
The new format is awesome and easy to navigate. I haven’t paid for a news paper subscription in fifteen years, but it’s worth it in this case.
If I had one wish, and it’s probably me, I want “Today’s Paper” There’s a curated, shared experience that I feel I miss.
The formatting of the paper is really nice with this app. I was surprised how much nicer it is compared to the web site, tho the website is not too bad if it were not for ads.
Menus and settings are also nice and easy to use. And I love not seeing ads, especially because the ones on the website are so disturbing and unpleasant. Like the huge images of inflamed red belly and close ups of wet feet, etc. on almost every page.
My only complaint is the missing comments but I guess that makes it more like the printed version. I don't post comments but like to skim through them. Like the way the NYTimes app does it -- that would be perfect.
To people complaining about subscription cost -- reporters have to eat too, you know.
- The World Company
- 11.6 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2016 The World Company
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.