Monday, January 23, 2006

More Courier Web Features

A tad obsessed with my paper's website? You bet I am. I'm tweaking this thing or adding new scripts entirely every day. Here are some of the new features that I'm particularly excited about:

Chatroom: No, I don't really think people are going to be running over to our site for the joy of on-line chatrooms. Basically, some officials have expressed interest in reaching out to constituents in a more interactive way. Say Councilman X wants to open himself up to a dialogue with citizens. We set that a time and a date when Councilman X will be logged on to the chatroom to answer your questions and concerns. Naturally, the time and date would be advertised well in advance. (And the chatroom program allows an administrator to ban certain users who get fresh.)

Sports Photos: Our sports editor has a pretty kickin' camera and, sadly, not enough sports pages to publish all the fantastic sports shots he gets. Apparently, a good number of parents inquire about getting to look at game photos. Dear ol' Ed Collins is now able to upload particular shots for parents and readers to view, as well as purchase as larger prints.

Archives: Our past issues are in the process of getting archived. We've got several years digitally archived before typing in past issues becomes a necessity. (I raise my coffee cup to the notion of summer interns.) At any rate, the issues are getting archived onto the website and are available for a yearly subscription fee of $50 that includes a one-year subsciption to the print edition of The Courier.



At 2:00 PM, Blogger Romulus Augustus said...

Here's to interns!

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Honest Abe said...

Your publisher crosses over to the party of Clinton so now you need interns??? ;-)


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