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Why Newspapers Should Go Online

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The presentation I presented to the Republica to begin working on a news website.

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    Why Newspapers Should Go Online Why Newspapers Should Go Online Presentation Transcript

    • EVERYTHING ABOUT THE NEWS PORTAL The Online News Portal B Y UJJWAL ACHARYA
    • Journalism is not about print and ink, its all about BREAKING NEWS .
    • Why Online?
      • The facts
        • 600,000 web users in Nepal
        • Lot of Non-Resident Nepalis
        • The Future. Isn’t it?
      • The Possibility
        • Unlimited Space / no deadline
        • Convergence of mediums (text, audio, video, pictures, animations, graphs and more)
        • Interactive (more participation of users)
        • User generated content
        • And, most importantly, it complements print edition
    • The News Portal
      • Features
        • News updates
        • Interactive site
        • Easy navigation
        • Categorized content
          • Category sub-domain (sports.domain.com)
        • Photo gallery
        • Blogs
        • Videos and podcasts
        • Category polls
        • Archive (web and print)
    • The Basic Design
    •  
    • News Update
      • Major updates at 10 AM, 4 PM & 8 PM
        • Every major updates will AT LEAST change five main news, main photo, and the featured video
      • Minor updates all day round
      • Updates of following regularly if possible
        • Forex
        • Share Markets
        • Sports Events
    • Interactive Site
      • Users can comment on any news
        • All comments are moderated
        • Comments without substantial material will not be published
      • Write to use/Feedback page
        • Anybody can submit news, opinion, letter to editor, photo, video and non-publishing feedback (for both web and print)
      • A Citizen Report page
        • List of 10 recently updated blogs from submitted blogs by Nepali citizens
        • News, views, opinion, photos and videos submitted by users
    • Categorized Content
      • Front page
        • Latest news from each category
          • 1 with excerpts and two/three headlines
      • Sub domain
        • Each category will have a sub domain like sports.domain.com or business.domain.com
        • Each subcategory will have different but easy URL like sports.domain.com/cricket
      • Category page
        • Unique polls
        • Latest news and multimedia of the category
    • Photo Gallery
      • Exclusive photo gallery
      • Main 5 photo on top slideshow
      • Most viewed photos (one row)
      • Recently added photos (two row)
    • Blogs
      • Blogs for all
        • One each for editor and assistant editor
        • One official newspaper blog
        • One each for bureau (sports, business, entertainment etc)
        • Reporter’s Diary
        • Photo blog
      • At least two updates every week
      • Also, one internal blog for the staff
        • Not viewable outside the office
    • Videos & Podcasts
      • Video on FLV format (same as YouTube.com)
      • Video can be either uploaded to YouTube.com or our own server
      • Audio is streaming, in MP3 format
      • Our own server or podcast servers
      • Online television ?
      • Online radio ?
    • Archive
      • Two Archive
        • Web Archive
          • Date selection will enlist all news and multimedia uploaded on that day divided by category
        • Print Archive
          • Date selection will enlist all news of the day published in print edition divided by page
          • If possible, in the format of the newspaper (clicking on each news item opens it in readable format)
    • The Backend
      • Levels for users
        • Reporter
          • Can upload news, photos or videos
          • Can edit news, photo or videos s/he uploaded until it gets through copy-editing
        • Editor
          • Can edit news, photos or videos
          • Can change the category/sub-category of the news
        • Admin
          • Can publish news, change polls, designs
          • Can chose featured news, multimedia
          • Can create reporters and editors
          • Controls the way the site is displayed for the audience