The evolution of the community newspaper

As our online followers will attest to, there have been a lot of changes to The Terrace Standard’s digital presence.

In short, we’ve joined the “World Wide” Web. Our recently upgraded website is constantly being updated, not only with local news, but with regional, provincial, national and international items of interest.

As news items hit our website, they also get pushed through our social media platforms.

And while many readers enjoy the new, broader focus, there are some who prefer to get only local news through the community newspaper. Both sides are valid, and there are ways both types of readers can find what they are looking for.

For those who prefer just local news, the menu at the top of the page can help you navigate to the “local news” page or to “community,” “local sports,” and “local opinion” pages. The three-stripe icon at the top left corner of our site gives a drop down menu that is really user-friendly.

And of course, our print-publication contains the most local news, and you can read that online as well. We post every one of our print editions electronically. Just look for the e-edition prompt at the top of our website.

Now let me explain the reason for the website changes. One of the major goals is for The Terrace Standard, as well as all of Black Press, to be a more well-rounded news source.

Black Press boasts the largest composite newsroom in the province, with nearly 200 reporters covering every region in “Beautiful British Columbia.” Why would we not take advantage of that?

By offering not only the local news, but also news from abroad, we are endeavouring to make it easy for you, the digital reader, to get all your information from one source.

Our digital presence reaches far beyond the homes and businesses serviced by our print edition. That is the beauty of the World Wide Web.

We appreciate that there are many residents of the Terrace with roots in other places, and previous Terrace residents who access our website from afar. And while there are some who would rather not read about news items happening down south or in another province, our social media engagement and our digital performance proves that we are on the right track.

Thank you to those who’ve given feedback, and most importantly, thanks for reading.