New media will highlight the new site

Published 12:58 pm Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Things are changing here at The Clanton Advertiser. Shortly, you will be noticing changes in our paper and also online.

Right now, our corporate Web programmers are putting the finishing touches on our new Web site that will keep you much more informed about local, state, national and international news. The new site will have many new features that we will have to offer to let you see and hear more of the news.

One feature that I think most of you will like is the ability to see more photos online. Our current site only allows us to show up to three pictures at the most – two news photos and one sports photos. Now, we will have the ability to post the photos used in the paper along with other additional photos we just didn’t have room for in the paper.

Our site will also be in a constant state of change. No more will you have to wait until the next morning to see the news. Stories will be continually added through the day instead of changing each morning at 3 a.m.

Right now, we have been able to post breaking news as it happens. Our new site will be able to post stories quicker and have them updated much easier throughout the day. So if something happens during the day, within minutes we will have a brief about the event up on the Web. As we get information on the story, we will then begin to add on to the story until the end of the day.

And you can help us with the news as well. Each story will have the ability to post comments at the end of it. If you are aware of a fact that isn’t discussed in the story, you could post that information in a comment. However, you must be careful. If you put up a comment that has false information or is in bad taste, it will be removed. (That includes using expletives.)

The most exciting feature of our new site will be the ability to post videos for everyone around the world to see.

Now, you will not only be able to read what happens, but you will also be able to see what is going on. This could include anything from highlights of a sporting event to watching the annual Fourth of July fireworks show. All of which will be available at the click of your mouse.

I hope that you will enjoy the new site when we get it up and running. Keep bookmarked so you can stay up to date with what’s going on in Chilton County.