What we post and where

nick
Mar 23, 2010

 

Every so often we get questions about why a story cannot be found online. The fact is, we do not post online every news story we print.

Every day we choose a selection of six stories from the newspaper and we post them online. Three of those stories are “briefed,” which is to say, we only post the first few paragraphs of the story -- the basic info.

Why do we do this? There are two reasons. The first is that it’s expensive to gather news -- real news, not the cheap opinion of bloggers and 24-hour “news” channel hosts. We can’t afford to just give it all away. We do, obviously, offer a complete digital copy of the newspaper and all the stories in it online in the “e-paper” as a convenience to our subscribers.

The second reason is that we see the website and newspaper as two different, complementary news sources. The web is immediate, not tied to our printing and delivering cycle, but it’s not a very comfortable way to read long stories. So we try to get the basic facts out there with our selection from the paper and we try to keep it updated with breaking news as it develops throughout the day, every day. We try to pass on “what we know, when we know it.” And we try to take advantage of the opportunities unique to web by offering news on video…

Comments

Anonymous

Is this article your excuse for keeping all potential discussion of the Marina District out of the blogs?

Anonymous

It probably isn't, but since lil Nicky is realted to the uncle that is one of the owners of the RAGESTER he can write what he likes, since he can't make it in the real world of journalism he is stuck writing his own blogs.
Hey Nick, how does it feel knowing that Michelle at 15 can write a better blog than your family secured a$$ can!!

Anonymous

Why has nothing appeared in the Register about the black sheets of plywood FALLING OUT OF THE WINDOWS OF THE KELLER BUILDING ONTO THE SIDEWALK BELOW? Upon inspection, we found that they are only held in palce by two thin pieces of WIRE??? Who thought up THAT concept?
We called that story in last week to the REgister, the Police and the City. I guess it isn't "News Worthy"? How about if one of them hits a car or person?

Anonymous

Manipulating City Government Agenda wrote on Sep 7, 2008 6:58 AM:

" Is this article your excuse for keeping all potential discussion of the Marina District out of the blogs? "

You can talk about it all you want on the forums page. That's what it's there for. Maybe you have a problem with that because you have to actually register for it?

Anonymous

Tell us how many subscribers you have lost since you hired Westerhold and since you are a bunch of liberal whakos.

Anonymous

Dude, get a new picture. You have that look on your face like someone is tickling your sphincter. Also, get rid of the goatee. It looks ridiculous.

Anonymous

How is it expensive to gather news? A good journalist would at least give a LITTLE detail to support his point. And who says the Web isn't "a comfortable way to read long stories?" And if that's the case, then why would I want to buy the e-paper? Doesn't it come via e-mail?

Anonymous

Is wireless back up at the marina, or is the boat up for the winter?

Anonymous

It never ceases to amaze me how people in the lower pay scale of life or ones that have no concept of a real job continue to show jealousy through doltish remarks. Weather wireless is up or boat is removed, you will never experience the luxury of knowing what it is like first hand. The sooner you can realize that the sooner you might be able to continue in your meaningless shell you adhere to so dearly.