You've seen a lot of changes in the ADN these past few weeks. This week, you'll notice a big one. We've changed our name to the Anchorage Daily News.
It's a return to the original name of Alaska's largest newspaper, first published in 1946 and changed to Alaska Dispatch News in 2014.
The change represents a move forward, while respecting the legacy of this institution. We're redoubling our efforts both online and in print, to provide relevant, high-quality news and information for Alaskans. The name recognizes our primary coverage area — Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska — but our print nameplate also includes "Alaska's Newspaper." We mean that. We will continue to cover statewide news.
You'll see other changes as well. We've freshened up our look. We're reintroducing editorials. The first one is here. And the opinion page isn't just for us. We intend to publish a wide array of Alaska viewpoints and to be a town square of ideas where Alaskans can debate, discuss and form their own opinions.
Thanks for reading and for all your support.
– Ryan Binkley, co-publisher