Media Monday Edmonton: Update #101

Here’s my latest update on local media stuff:

Ellie!
We met Ellie in July at the Avenue Goes to the Dogs event!

  • I can’t remember where I saw this link, but I’m looking forward to reading the Verification Handbook: A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency content.
  • Have you noticed the new paging that the Journal has added to its website? It looks like this:

paging

  • How annoying! First of all, it’s rare that an article is long enough to warrant that functionality (there’s usually only a paragraph or two on the second page). But worse than that, when I click either “2” or “View as one page”, it jumps back to the top of the screen (I’m using IE11). I have no idea why they introduced this. It doesn’t even do a page load, so it can’t be for page views.
  • While I am complaining about the Journal, I think the ads have gotten worse. I want the ads to be there so that they can make some money, but they’re so intrusive and they slow the page so much that I’m tempted to use an ad-blocker just to make the site usable. This is what the front page looked like for me tonight:

edmonton journal

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So, what have I missed? What’s new and interesting in the world of Edmonton media? Let me know!

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  • Paul Strandlund

    I couldn’t agree with you more on the changes to the Journal’s web presence. It is very annoying. I get it, by having the 2nd page, they get to show more ads but it really does turn me off the site. In the new era of news from multiple sources, I really don’t need to use the Journal anymore to get local news.

  • Graham Simpson

    Would be nice if the Journal followed others of their ilk and put the “view as one page” option at the top of the story. To have to scroll down a page twice to reach a story’s end is, um, a waste of time (I was going to write retarded but I don’t to offend the mentally ill by including newspaper web layout editors among their number).