Comment 44032

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted July 26, 2010 at 08:22:32

Perhaps. (Not that I like thespec.com; part of my background is e-learning, which is all about functionality and usability...and I do not like this site. At all.)

Maybe my wording was off: the Metroland online presence is horrible. They need to not only reconceptualize their sites...but also re-think their approach, period.

What is a community newspaper? (Funny; they have another publication, 'Community News', I believe, which is all 'good news' photographs'.) More to the point, what is a community newspaper TODAY? In light of social networking, etc.

To me, to a great extent, a community newspaper is NOT so much about 'news'...how can it be when it has a weekly cycle, and the actual news cycle is 24/7?...it's about COMMUNITY. (And to me this does NOT immediately mean 'good news'.)

Honestly, I don't think they've defined themselves very well...and they're living in the 90s. Truth is they can't keep doing it their way forever, no matter their perceived business revenue realities.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2010-07-26 07:23:33

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