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The Director Goes Digital

For Immediate Release: February 25, 2011

directorlogoBrookfield, Wis. – The Director, the official publication of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), is now available in a digital format. NFDA members can access the March 2011 digital edition of The Director free of charge on the NFDA website.


"This is an exciting and convenient new way for funeral professionals to access The Director," said Editor-in-Chief Ed Defort. "The print edition isn't going away; NFDA is simply making it possible for funeral professionals to read The Director whenever and wherever they have access to a Web browser."


The digital edition of The Director is currently only available to NFDA members. Access to the digital edition is a value-added member benefit – there is no surcharge to view the magazine online. The digital edition will be available to non-member subscribers later this year at no additional cost.


No special software is required to view the digital edition of The Director; readers will be able to use common Web-browsing software already found on most PCs, Macs, netbooks, iPads and other tablet devices. Subscribers will be able to view the digital version of The Director on their smart phone (e.g., iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, etc.) Web browser later this year.


Upon visiting (members must log into the website) and opening the digital edition of the magazine, readers will find it looks exactly like the print version. The easy-to-use navigation panel allows the reader to flip pages, search for names, zoom in and out, scan by table of contents, click on Web links and more. A "Help" button provides additional assistance. NFDA has the capability to add audio, video and animated content to the digital edition.


The digital edition will be available on the NFDA website, at, on the same day the print edition is mailed out, on or about the first of every month. Subscribers will also find digital editions of the January and February 2011 issues on the NFDA website.


Nearly 12,000 subscribers around the globe read The Director each month. It is considered funeral service's best resource for in-depth analysis and the latest information on trends, techniques and strategies in the profession.


NFDA is the world's leading funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent more than 9,900 funeral homes in the United States and internationally. From its headquarters in Brookfield, Wis., and its Advocacy Division office in Washington, D.C., NFDA is the worldwide source of expertise and professional resources for all facets of funeral service. Through education, information and advocacy, NFDA is dedicated to supporting members in their mission to provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity. For more information, visit


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Media Contact: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536