Meridian Star

Editor's Blog

June 13, 2007

June 13, 2007

(Continued)



The good news: Ben Lockridge will soon be freed up and trained to take full control of these problems. We are currently working on a system in which he will make sure all of our content is fresh and easily digestible. The good things we’re doing on our site: the Meridian 360 video previews are great; our Star Video feature is a great addition; some days we do a good job of updating the site for breaking news; and our new election section (which is actually more advertising than news, but still good).

Our next challenge is to be more consistent. We’re averaging 4,500 unique visitors a day — more than double what we had a year ago. That means the audience is there, we simply have to devote more time and energy from our end to keep and grow that audience. I think we’re on the right track and I believe these past two months have been bumpy due in large part to the transition process.

Anyone with other suggestions and/or thoughts on this, please e-mail me at editor@themeridianstar.com

Also, for a great read on what newspapers face today, follow this link (or copy and paste it in your Web browser if the link doesn't automatically connect): http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003588833

It’s a great read about the big boys, which drives home the point of what small dailies like us are forced to deal with on a daily basis. Read it and let me know ways you think we can improve our approach.

Text Only
Editor's Blog
Twitter Updates
Helium debate
Helium
Facebook
Facebook
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide