In Steve Yelvington’s post about the roles local news websites should play in their communities, one quote really stuck out for me:
Show me one single local newspaper site, just one, that has done a great job of building topics pages. Yahoo has topics pages. Cnet has topics pages. Newspaper sites? They have stories. Incremental stories that beg to be placed in context.
Ouch. Take THAT, online dinosaurs! I found Yelvington’s insightful comment via Gina Chen’s excellent Five Tips for Journalists on the Web, at Chen’s Save the Media blog. Here are some other links I’ve added to my growing list of bookmarks: