Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tuscaloosa News re-design, TuscTube go live

A big day for the online department of The Tuscaloosa News as its re-designed Website went live earlier today.

Business reporter Matt Hawk did a story about the launch.

It's the second big change this week for The Tuscaloosa News, which launched Tuscaloosa News JOBS TV on Monday. You can watch the video service with job announcements from 7:00 to 7:30 each morning on WVUA-TV or online anytime on the TNews site.

The re-design comes only few weeks after the TNews' North Alabama sister publication, TimesDaily did its own re-design.

More than the re-design, the new Website features-- RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and TuscTube are my favorites. Now if I shoot video of a West Alabama event, I'll be able to share some of it with friends video this local version of the infamous YouTube site.

I think West Alabama news gathering and citizen journalism took a major leap forward today. Earlier on my COMJEXCHANGE blog, I commented on the citizen blogging that one can do on the TNews site. That should only get bigger.

Congrats to the Dwayne Fatheree, Steve Mullen and all the online staffers for successful launch.

Looking for great things from them in the next few months.

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