While our newspaper continues to thrive on the hard copy mailed out to subscribers, the reality we have come to accept is the increased interest in digital information.

With that in mind, the Redwood Gazette is going to be offering a few new things online in 2012 we think are going to help provide you with the up to date information you are looking for from a news source.

No, that does not mean our newspaper is going to diminish. It just means more for you, our readers, to enjoy.

 

While our newspaper continues to thrive on the hard copy mailed out to subscribers, the reality we have come to accept is the increased interest in digital information. With that in mind, the Redwood Gazette is going to be offering a few new things online in 2012 we think are going to help provide you with the up to date information you are looking for from a news source. No, that does not mean our newspaper is going to diminish. It just means more for you, our readers, to enjoy. Some of the things we plan to unveil in 2012 include the use of video online. We are currently working out the bugs of this new element, and to be honest, until we get used to running a video camera what we offer may not be the greatest. So, we are hoping you can be patient with us as we join the world of video. Also, if you have things you would like to see us add in terms of video to our repertoire, just let us know. We also may be able in the future to accept video submissions. Stay tuned to find out how you might be able to submit your videos to our Web site. If you’ve been to the Gazette Web site recently you may have noticed there are a number of blogs available for you to read. Starting in 2012, that blog section is going to include some more community elements. To make that happen, we are looking for people who would be interested in the blog world to partner with us. What we are looking for is someone who is willing to commit to consistent blog writing for the Web site. While we are not able to link right to current Web sites, we are pretty sure those of you who would submit blogs for our site could include information on how to get to your site from our Web page. If you have an interest in having more people read your thoughts on anything or everything, just let me know. There are a few things we would have to work out for that to happen, but the sooner we get started the more fun it should be. Those who have a serious interest can contact me at the Gazette by sending an e-mail to editor@redwoodfallsgaz-ette.com or by giving me a call at (507)?637-2929. You may have noticed we have a Facebook page, and you also may have noticed not a lot is happening with it. Starting next month that is all going to change, as visitors to our Facebook Page are going to see consistent updates of things going on in the community and promotions being offered at the Gazette. Some of the additions in recent years are also going to continue, as we still make requests for you to submit photos for what we term callouts. (See Page 6 of today’s edition for an example of a callout.) The same callouts we offer in the hard copy of the paper are also going to be listed on our Web site. It is our hope to offer more up to the minute information on our Web site starting next year. It is our hope to maintain our Web site at a level you can turn to for the most recent information happening in our community. If you have any suggestions about what you might like to see, just let me know. … It was sad to see another Redwood Falls resident lost his life in a tragic event over the weekend. While I?did not know Justin Gustafson or his family, I?want them to know how sorry I am for their loss. Also, know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.