February 4, 2008
Dear Journal Times,
Please stop running national stories on the top of your website. We know the Giants won the Super Bowl. Everybody knows the Giants won the Super Bowl (especially by 9:15 a.m. Monday when the above screen capture was taken).
You're a local news organization, so lead your website with local news. Here are three possible local stories you could go with right now:
1. Rep. Robin Vos' landlord bill. It's right there under local stories - just bump it up.
2. If you need a football fix, lead with the Raiders naming a new head coach. I don't see that story on your site, but the Raiders have a nice press release on their site you can borrow.
3. The Parkside award-winning play story is interesting ... how about that? Or the local campaign donation story in the presidential race. They're both right under your local news column, too.
So there are some suggestions, we hope you take one of them. Running national wire stories about events we all know about is just painful to see, almost like there's no one there paying any attention to local online readers. Hopefully, that's not the case.
p.s. To Gery Woelfel: We thought the Patriots were going to win, too.