The Chronicle is offering a text alert service, effective Oct. 1.
To get started, text “WJC” to 51555. You’ll start getting news alerts by text message. You’ll also be texted an option to sign up for other kinds of alerts. Some of the other alert options include news about Israel, the arts, people or things to do.
“With this new service, we’re trying to stay cognizant of the fact that people don’t want to get text messages all the time about absolutely everything,” said Rob Golub, editor of the Chronicle. “We’re going to reserve text messaging for our most immediate or need-to-know items. So when you sign up, please know that we’re really not looking to overwhelm you and you can text to stop the service at any time.”