Q. What is New Media Reporting?
With the on-set of the Internet, getting
information to the public has changed dramatically. Within
moments of an event, a web page can be published and served up to
Combined with digital imaging technology the public can instantly
access recordings of meetings and events they normally would not
have time to attend.
New media is able to efficiently fill the user's request of "Show me
what happened" with recordings, while traditional media users have
had to settle for "Tell me what happened".
Unfortunately, the trust in old media is dwindling. Public awareness
of agenda based publishers and biased reporting practices has
created a demand for "verifiable" information.
New media reporting allows the public to see things for themselves
without editorial comments. They clearly can get "The facts and
nothing but the facts."
Q. Are you really a "Daily" Record?
Some might say that a community the size of
Jamestown can't have something news worthy every day. Yes, under
traditional newspaper printing standards that might be true.
New media however, can be published with less overhead and almost
instantly. Our goal is to have something to add to The Record
offerings every day.
We work to have Town Council and School Committee meetings on line
the next day by noon. On those occasions when there are multiple
meetings on the same night, it might take us a bit longer.
For those times when there just isn't enough Front Page material, we
will be featuring our live "East Ferry Cam" that runs from dawn to
dusk, 7 days a week.