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New Website Provides More Options For Newspaper Readers

By Staff | Oct 7, 2010

Beginning today, readers of emmetsburgnews.com will notice a revamped, more dynamic, more reader focused site.

For the last several years the site has grown to become the premiere site for news and information in the Palo Alto County area. Thousands of readers a day flock to the site to read current and archived stories, to share their comments with other readers, to express their opinion in polls, to search for employment and to upload photos to CU, the photo-sharing portion of the site.

Our new site builds on the site it replaced while adding some exciting new features.

With the change comes a new modern look. When readers explore the new site they will find a score of enhanced feature that include:

• User comments and forums. Users were free to comment on most stories they read on the old site. This important interactive feature continues. We have added reader forums to the site to give readers an additional place to comment on whatever topic they choose. The forums are an additional way that readers can share their views with others. Reader can also “vote” if the agree or disagree with comments left by others.

• Registration. Registration is required to leave comments. Our registered members can keep track of what categories they have left comments in as well as sign up for free e-mail alert. They can even save stories for later review.

• Blogs. The blogs on the site have an improved presentation allowing the reader to quickly know when there is a new post on the site.

• Read the news when and where you want. The site now has an improved mobile edition that features more stories that you can access via your cell phone to make it easier for you to read and share stories anywhere.

Advertising options also have been improved on the site. Local business now have more options to get their messages across, including more, and larger ad sizes.

“The changes implemented today on our site will make it easier for us to communicate with our readers that depended on us for the very latest news and information both in the newspaper and online, “ said Dan McCain, general manager of The Reporter and The Democrat.