‘The times they are a-changin’

There’s no question the newspaper industry is changing — and we're going to work hard to improve our website.

There’s no question the newspaper industry is changing — and has been changing for a long time now.

People get their news in so many different ways, and I think their expectations change too.  A lot of people want more from their newspaper. And that’s why our parent company, Black Press, is putting a lot of emphasis on our websites and on giving you more than a story and photo. We want to be the place you come for your community news, and we want to give you a reason to check our website first.

We’ve just undergone some training on how we can make our websites more interesting, and in the coming days and weeks, we’ll be working hard to give you a better web experience.

We’ll create more photo slideshows. We’ll bring you more short and quick updates. We’ll try to make our Facebook page more engaging. We might even remember to Tweet.

So you can expect to see more content, more multimedia and, in general, more ways to connect with your local paper and become part of the conversation.

We hope you will like what we do, and we hope you will become engaged and help make our work even better.

We want to hear your thoughts, your questions and your ideas. We want to be like a town hall — where you find out about all the local news that really matters to you, where you can find out what exciting things are coming up on the horizon and, most importantly, where you can feel like you are part of a community.

But that doesn’t mean we’re going to sacrifice the physical newspaper for the website. We still believe in the importance of newspapers — especially community papers — and we still want to give you the absolute best product we can.

Because we know curling up with a hot drink and a laptop just really isn’t all that cozy.

— Lindsay Chung