Thursday, October 26, 2006

Most Newspaper Websites Are Lame

So says The Washington Post's James Brady, who says even newspapers without 80 people devoted to its website (!) like the Post can make their site stand out and be more effective with just a little effort. He mentions audio clips, podcasts and databases of everything from a certain enws topic to restuarant reviews. I'd mention one obvious step he doesn't: providing complete transcripts of interviews so readers can see what quotes were pulled and from what context. Besides, transcripts are usually a lot more fun to read than the articles themselves. Let us see the raw data you used to make the story.

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