New Reporter website goes live by Reporter staff

By Reporter staff

The newly updated Reporter website,, has gone live. Among its features are article streams, hashtags and a safe donation option.

“The website has been a long time coming,” said Rabbi Rachel Esserman, executive editor of The Reporter. “I want to thank Jenn DePersis, our former production manager; Christi Sturdevant, our production associate; and Shelley Hubal, the executive director of the Federation, for all their help in making this possible. A few members of The Reporter Editorial Committee – Rebecca Kahn and Rachel Coker – also offered help and suggestions.”

New articles will go live on Friday mornings. The home page offers “teasers” to the top two local articles and a link to other local news. It also offers links to various article streams, including opinion (where Esserman and Hubal’s columns can be found), book reviews and general features. For those who prefer to see a web version of the hard copy of the paper, those can be found by clicking on “Current and Archived Issues.”

The site also has a “Community Directory,” which offers addresses and contact information for local synagogues and community organizations. There is also a link to the “Community Calendar” on the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton’s website. Donations can also be made through the site by clicking on the “Donation” option at the top of the home page.

“Check out our new site,” said Esserman. “This new, user-friendly site offers quick, easy access to information.”