May 24, 2005

Carson City Live

I just noticed that last month our local newspaper, the Nevada Appeal, started its first blog, Carson City Live. There’s not a whole lot there, about ten entries in the last month. Looks like they post about as often as I do!

But in their first post they lay down some good ideas (emphasis mine):

This is a two-way street. We hope that by opening up the news reporting process, our readers will see what it takes to produce the news you see here every day. Conversely, we look forward to all the comments and feedback we can get.

News should be a conversation, not a lecture.

It’s that last line that’s the money quote: “News should be a conversation, not a lecture.” It looks like someone at the newspaper has been paying attention the last couple of years! They’ve also added a comment form to each of their stories, but I’m not seeing a lot of submitted comments. Maybe Carson City isn’t quite ready for the interactive web yet.

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  1. Sean Harding says:

    Do they have an RSS feed of the blog? I wasn’t able to find it. But I was surprised and happy to see that they do have RSS feeds of the news items now. And the Record-Courier has them too! The Seattle Times and at least one of the local TV stations has that up here, but I didn’t expect the Appeal (or especially the RC) to have feeds. That’ll make it a little easier for me to keep up to date on what’s happening “back home.”

    Posted May 25, 2005 @ 11:07 am
  2. Kirk Caraway says:

    We’ll get a feed for the blog in the near future. We just added some new feeds for other sections of the Appeal.

    And yes, it’s been a little slow at the start. Trying to get the news staff to put on their blogger hats and post has been more difficult than I imagined, but I’m working on them.

    The comments to stories have been picking up nicely, probably about 30 a day. Carson City may be ready for this stuff after all.

    Posted May 27, 2005 @ 9:22 am

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