With this blog, here's what we're aiming for:
Basically, we want to use this blog to do things we can't do with the paper.
Things we just couldn't fit. If we have four terrific photos (or stories) from the Park County Fair's rabbit show, it's unlikely we'll be able to get all of them in the paper. But online, space isn't an issue. So when we run out of room, this is where we'll put the extra stuff. Online exclusives. Things like audio, video, and interactive features don't print well, so we'll stick them here. This is also a place where we can include reminders for upcoming events, or post sports scores. We know a lot of things happen between the Tribune's publication dates. Things that are a little too silly. Journalists aren't serious all the time, but papers kind of need to be. If we need to recount a hilarious anecdote or point out that students in Park County School District #1 consume more pickles per capita than anywhere else, we'll probably do it here.
The Powell Tribune is first and foremost a print publication, but our ultimate goal is always to better serve our community. We believe that improving our web presence is one good way to do that.
If you have thoughts or questions about what we're doing, please feel free to leave a comment on this post, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call at (307)754-2221, or drop in and say hi sometime.
We're excited about this blog stuff, and we hope you are too.