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More news is good news

Jamie Bate

As far as newspapers go, more news is good news. The hitch with the old print-and-paper version of the news is the equation, boiled down, that determines “news hole” and “ad stack.”

Only so much news and other community-related material can fit into the paper on any given day.

But all that changed with the Internet. That content ” and more ” now has all the elbow room cyberspace can provide. And the Sierra Sun is changing things up a little bit to take advantage of our little piece of the Internet (and no more annoying user registration, either). Sure, we’ve had a Web site for years now, but it played second fiddle in the big scheme of newspaper things.

However, if you’ve been “tuning” into the http://www.sierrasun.com the last week or so, you’ve probably noticed that instead of stories sitting around for a day or two, we’ve been adding new stories and other content to the site every day on an hourly basis. Most of it will show up in the newspaper the next day; some of it won’t depending on its localness and the above-mentioned space constraints.

In other words, there’s more news now than ever before ” online.

There’s even the “E-edition” of the Sierra Sun on the paper’s Web site. If you missed picking up the newspaper at a rack, or if you’re like many of our readers who have a vested interest in the Truckee-Tahoe region but live outside the area and can’t get the latest edition, the E-edition is perfect. It’s an electronic copy of the print-and-paper Sierra Sun. Look for the E-edition on http://www.sierrasun.com’s navigation bar on the left-hand side of the Web page (and yes, we’re working on making it easier to find!).

In addition to that feature and regularly updated news stories, the Sun’s Web site will be featuring more video and slide show content.

Yes, it’s a start. But if you’re just picking up the hard-copy Sierra Sun, you aren’t necessarily getting all the news. So log-on to http://www.sierrasun.com and see how more news is good news.