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Thursday, July 05, 2007

SJ-R changes online presence [updated]

Our local newspaper, the State Journal-Register has made some much needed and asked for changes in its online edition. From the online editor's blog:

It took a long time for Abraham Lincoln's hometown newspaper to get this far. (Way to go Jason Piscia!) I am quite certain these changes will be good for us readers. I hope they are for the paper, too.

UPDATE Sunday July 8, 2007: Billy Dennis a/k/a Peoria Pundit picks up the discussion and argues in favor of paying for online newspaper articles. I think at least one commenter in Jason's blog (OE) also wants to pay.

Posted by Marie at July 5, 2007 11:29 PM


Thanks for the mention. Also thanks for reminding me that I forgot to mention our story links will no longer die after a month or so as they have in the past, something we needed to do if we wanted to get involved with Digg, etc. We'll be keeping a couple weeks' worth of stories available for headline browsing on the index pages. In the coming weeks, we'll be adding a new story search function that'll allow you to look for content before that.

Posted by: Jason Piscia at July 6, 2007 6:42 AM