Carolina Blue debuts new format and new digital magazine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is changing at the Carolina Blue magazine?
Starting in August 2011, Carolina Blue Magazine will be introducing a new magazine format. Carolina Blue will be upgrading from mostly black and white newsprint to a full-color, glossy magazine published 12 times per year. We will also be introducing a new digital magazine called Carolina Blue Express that will be published more frequently during football and basketball seasons.

2. Why is Carolina Blue changing the format of the magazine?
Carolina Blue is evolving to meet the demands of our subscribers. As technology has evolved, the alternatives and the speed with which information is shared have grown tremendously. Today, more people than ever have high-speed access to the Internet via personal computers, laptops, smart phones and tablets. Our new Carolina Blue Express digital magazine will allow us to provide Carolina Blue subscribers with upcoming game previews even faster than before. Our print magazine will allow us to provide more in-depth features, analysis and commentary.

3. When will the new format be available?
The new Carolina Blue Magazine format will debut in August 2011. The Carolina Blue Express digital magazine will debut during the 2011 football season.

4. Will I still get Carolina Blue print magazine in the mail?
Yes. If you currently have First Class or Second Class mail delivery of Carolina Blue Magazine, this will not change. Carolina Blue Magazine will continue to be delivered via the U.S. Postal Service.

5. Will there be game coverage in the print magazine?
Game coverage will be provided online at carolinablue.com. The Carolina Blue print magazine will provide more in-depth features, analysis and commentary with possibly some coverage of big games like bowl games or the Final Four.

6. Will the new glossy Carolina Blue Magazine cost more?
No. While we have not had price increases for some time now, there will not be any additional charges for the new glossy magazine style format or the new digital magazine Carolina Blue Express.

7. What is Carolina Blue Express?
Carolina Blue Express is a digital magazine that will provide a preview of the week’s upcoming game and the all important coach’s comments from the weekly press conferences. Carolina Blue Express will also cover important sports events throughout the year such as spring football and recruiting.

8. How is Carolina Blue Express different than Carolina Blue E-Editions?
Carolina Blue Express will provide a preview of the week’s upcoming game and the all important coach’s comments from the weekly press conferences. Carolina Blue’s e-edition is a digital version of the glossy print magazine, which will provide more in-depth analysis, features and commentary.

9. When will Carolina Blue Express be published?
Carolina Blue Express will be published more frequently than the Carolina Blue Magazine during football and/or basketball season. Carolina Blue Express will also be published throughout the year to cover important sports events like spring football and recruiting.

10. Will I be notified when a new issue of Carolina Blue Express is available?
Yes. If you have an email address and you have registered your email address with us, you will receive an email letting you know the latest edition of Carolina Blue Express is available. The email will include a link back to Carolina Blue Express. So please do not forget to provide us with your email address by registering with us at: Register for E-Edition/Express.

11. What if I do not have an email account?
If you do not have an email account, you will not be able to receive notifications that Carolina Blue Express is available. You will also not be able to log in to view Carolina Blue Express without an email account. If you do not already have an email account, we recommend you check with your Internet Service Provider or consider one of the many free email services that are available online to create an email account today.

12. I am a current subscriber to the Carolina Blue Magazine, is there anything I need to do to get access to Carolina Blue Express?
If you have not already registered for the E-Edition, then you will need to register for the Carolina Blue e-Edition and Carolina Blue Express at printsubscriber.carolinablue.com. If you have already registered for Carolina Blue E-Edition, then there is nothing more to do. Your email and password for Carolina Blue E-Edition will also work for Carolina Blue Express.

13. How can I make sure that I am signed up for Carolina Blue Express?
If you have already registered for The Carolina Blue E-Edition, you can log in to Carolina Blue Express here or the Carolina Blue E-Edition here. If you have not registered for Carolina Blue E-Edition, you will need to do so at: Register for E-Edition/Express.

14. Can I get a printed version of Carolina Blue Express?
No. Carolina Blue Express is only available online. However, subscribers to The Carolina Blue print magazine will also get access to Carolina Blue Express at no additional charge.

15. Is there an additional charge for Carolina Blue Express?
No. If you are a subscriber to the Carolina Blue Magazine, you will also have access to Carolina Blue Express at no additional charge.

16. Is membership to carolinablue.com included with my annual magazine subscription?
No. carolinablue.com is Carolina Blue online sports recruiting website and is separate from the magazine. At carolinablue.com, we have signed a new partnership with 247Sports the fastest growing North Carolina community on the web. With the new partnership, carolinablue.com is now in a position to give you more – more breaking news, more updates, more message board interaction and more advanced product features. Learn more at carolinablue.com.