EDITORIAL: The evolution of a revolution
Changes, changes, changes. This week we’re deploying a few new features here at the Telegraph in response to requests and suggestions from our readers. You may have already seen the new Megaphone box. As we wrote last week, that’s a place where the residents of Rossland can post news and views that reflect their concerns, without the filtering of editors and reporters. But that’s only the start.
Beginning today, the Telegraph features, at the top of the front page (right where you found this editorial, in fact) a carousel. A carousel is Internet-speak for a series of rotating images that play automatically. Check them all out and when you see one that interests you, click on it to read. One of the advantages of the carousel is that it allows us to feature bigger and better photos – one area we’ve been itching to expand into. But that’s not all.
We’re also introducing a larger, expanded version of our block of latest images, also on the home page. These images will give you regularly-updates glimpses into life in the Golden City. If you have an event that you feel warrants some photo coverage (or old fashioned reporting) don’t hesitate to let us know. And, yes, there’s more.
In the next week we’ll be expanding the number of local stories on the home page. This will allow us to cover a broader range of stories. Up until now we’ve primarily focused on hard news, but our new, expanded format will give us the space we need to feature more stories about people and events here in the Golden City…err, Mountain Kingdom.
And that’s about it for now. What it all adds up to is everything we’ve always done here at the Telegraph plus…more. We’re excited to expand into high quality photography even as we continue to explore the worlds of video and, of course, old-fashioned writing.
We hope you’ll like our new features. Drop us a line and let us know what you think.
Andrew, David, and Adrian