There's a welcome
new look to the web site for the Kodiak Daily Mirror newspaper. Developers have
been working for the better part of a year on the completely new site,
according to Editor-in-chief Derek Clarkston.
about the new website posted on Monday notes that access will be free until
sometime this summer, after which readers will have to pay for access.
Subscribers to the print edition will get online access included at no extra
charge. Those wanting only the online edition can pay $60 per year for access.
daily news stories, letters to the editor and links to statewide and national stories
will be available, but Clarkston thinks another feature will be most popular:
-- (Mirror 2 31 sec "You
know, I think people will ... there to look at.")
who in addition to overseeing the editorial staff is also the sports editor,
will also be regularly updating the site with sports:
-- (Mirror 3 10 sec "It's
a great way ... the sports blog as well.")
to the sports blog, the editorial staff will also get individual blogs to
provide insight into production of a daily newspaper and to pass on tidbits
outside of full stories. Visitors can also recommend stories to several social
networking and news sites, including Facebook, Twitter, Digg and Fark.
updates will go online at noon. We've got a link to the Kodiak Daily Mirror's
new site on our website, KMXT dot org.