That’s one fine looking set of datasets. As usual, I’d love to know what’s driving it. Do the .aspx extenstions mean it’s all getting surfaced out of Access? I doubt it.
Roanoke shuts down their daily general interest webcast and keeps the niche versions, freeing up video resources for stories, it would appear. Good move.
Roanoke has been doing everything right online on the Virginia Tech story. Breaking news, multimedia, everything at once, plus, the one thing most of us never think too much about, keeping the servers running.
I hate to ask this question, but what’s your online emergency plan in the event of a server-melting breaking news story?
If you’re a shooter, is there someone back at the office who can edit what you shoot? Got an army of interns to run flash cards and tapes back and forth? Or do you just grab a laptop with all the software you need and send back images/video/text/audio as you gather and edit it? Do you have one of those just sitting around? A few point & shoots to throw at reporters?
The more I think about it, the less sleep I’m going to get, so I’ll leave it at that. (Note to self: Make emergency plan…)
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times student newspaper staffers at work.
Bryan finds out more about what BigLickU, a Roanoke newspaper social networking site for the Facebook set, is up to pre-launch.
Now it’s all coming together: Local newspaper produces hyperlocal site aimed at college students, thus disrupting the college newspaper’s online efforts. Who’s in charge here, anyway?