Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Web site up and running

Here is an excerpt from what we ran in the newspaper about the Web site launch:

To join a more technologically savvy world, the Todd County Standard launched its Web site,, this week.

The Web site will be a free supplement to the weekly newspaper.

"Our motto for the site is that it is 'A place to go between newspapers,'" Todd County Standard Editor and Publisher Ryan Craig said. "We even have the motto written at the top of the screen on the Web site."

Craig said the Web site will not be a regurgitation of the newspaper's content each week, instead it will feature videos, breaking news and obituary information, the Standard's Web blog, a continuously updated calendar of events and a new feature that will be called "Stuff that couldn't fit in the paper."

"We can't always get everything in the printed product, such as press releases or state news so this will be a good item for people to browse since it will be updated daily," Craig said of the "Stuff" feature. "We also hope to eventually have some sort of state and national news wire on the site as well."

Perhaps the biggest addition to local news will be video coverage of stories and events.

"We've taken steps to make video a cornerstone of our Web site," Craig said. "The video is shot in HD and most of the time won't be raw footage when it comes to the Web. While we are still working some kinks out, we do eventually hope the videos will tell as much of a story as what we write."
Craig said would also be used as a tool for breaking news.
"If something happens on a Thursday we will have breaking news coverage, and, if possible, video as soon as possible," Craig said. "Then we will dig into the story and in the next newspaper we will have the full story in the style our readers have come to expect from the Standard."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEW TC-STANDARD INTERNET WEB SITE : This is a good step in the right direction for todd county-ky and the tc-standard newspaper.Not to bad for a very 1st time effort.I hope in time we will see more features to the new web site.

12:42 AM, October 09, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new web site on line edition of the tc-standard looks good.I am sure as time goes on more services and features will be added.The video on the web site is the best i have seen so far at any internet web site ( especially for any newspapers and tv-stations web sites ).Thanks for bringing this web site to the tc-standard newspaper and its readers and now on line viewers and readers.

12:46 PM, October 09, 2008  

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