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Comparing print and online scholastic news websites Viewed 153 Incomplete 0 Complete 65 Page 1 - To be answered by advisers or website editor Question 1 - Indicate if you have the following content/section areas in both your printed publication and your online website; Yes

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Same content?

News 85.96% 49 7.02% Sports 85.96% 49 7.02% Opinion/editorials 84.21% 48 7.02% Features 84.21% 48 8.77% In depth/centerspread 45.61% 26 28.07% Photo essays 54.39% 31 17.54% Other section 56.14% 32 14.04% Total respondents 57 Respondents who skipped 8 this question

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36.84% 31.58% 33.33% 36.84% 31.58% 19.30% 22.81%

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Question 2 - How often does your printed paper come out? once per semester 3.57% 2 about once per 32.14% month 18 6-8 issues per year 25.00% 14 more than once per 8.93% month 5 Other, please specify 35.71% 20 Total respondents 56 Respondents who skipped 9 this question Question 3 - Are your newspaper Total respondents 54 Respondents who skipped 11 this question Question 4 - How often do you (your students) update your online website? several times a day 9.09% 5 daily 10.91% 6 a couple of times 29.09% per week 16 weekly 16.36% 9 other 0.00% 0 whenever possible 16.36% 9 Other, please specify 29.09% 16 Total respondents 55 Respondents who skipped 10 this question

Question 5 - Rank the following content/section areas as to why you think your website is used? (1 is most important, 6 is lea 1 Up-to-the-minute 23.08% happenings Sports news/stats/scores 7.69%

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Feature stories13.46% 7 11.54% Opinions/editorials 1.92% 1 13.46% Videos 13.46% 7 21.15% Pictures/slideshows 25.00% of school events 13 17.31% Total respondents 52 Respondents who skipped 13 this question

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11.54% 15.38% 9.62% 17.31%

Question 6 - Which of the following features do you offer on your website? Twitter feed 46.30% 25 Facebook 40.74% 22 Video/daily broadcast 35.19% 19 Polls 62.96% 34 Other, please specify 38.89% 21 Total respondents 54 Respondents who skipped 11 this question Question 7 - What do you think Total respondents 53 Respondents who skipped 12 this question Question 8 - Please copy and pa Total respondents 53 Respondents who skipped 12 this question Question 9 - What is the bigges Total respondents 53 Respondents who skipped 12 this question Question 10 - What program do y Total respondents 53 Respondents who skipped 12 this question

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ation and your online website; if yes, is the content different?

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How often does your printed paper come out? RespondentOther, Number please specify 1 we do not have a print edition 9 5x per year 14 once every 6 weeks 16 do not have a printed paper 17 two first semester, two second semester 20 do not print 23 3 times per year 25 TV News Magazine 29 we only publish online 30 quarterly newsmagazine 31 Once per quarter; four per year 33 2 x semester 38 9 times 42 quarterly - four times a year 43 Every 3 weeks 47 every two weeks 50 this year, 4 times; in the past 10 times 57 once every nine weeks 65 We are online only


Are your newspaper students and online contributors part of the same class? If yes, how do you run each staff? If no, how do

RespondentAnswers Number 1 We don't have a print newspaper. All students, however, contribute to the online edition and yearbook through wri 2 yes--run the same 3 Same. 2-3 staff members transfer print edition to Web site. 4 yes. Same staff. Abstract articles posted on web. same class. Each class has different section responsible for. 5 Everybody works for both. 6 All of the newspaper and online contributors are in the same course. Most of the students are in the same class p 8 We only have one staff. Students prepare articles for the monthly paper. At the same time, they generally write ab 9 They are the same students. 10 One staff covers both print and online publications. As students finish content it is posted online. Some material o 11 All student media members contribute to web with beat stories or multimedia pieces. There is a team of 5 web sta 12 Yes. The staff members must write one online story per month in addition to their print assignments. 13 Yes, same staff but with a dedicated on-line editor 14 We just started an online paper so this year it is the same staff, but starting next year, it will be 2 separate staffs. A 15 All one staff including yearbook. 16 we do not have a printed paper. 17 I have a print class and an online class. The editors are the same for both groups. 19 same class. it is a basic newspaper staff. editor, asst. editor, photo editor, etc. 20 yes......only one staff, and the yearbook staff is the second part....... two different task groups 22 Yes. We have an Online Managing Editor who reports to the Editor in Chief. All staff members are required to wr 23 Newspaper staff does both publications. We put news online as soon as we can, reserving larger feature stories f 24 Yes, they work together on both publications. We are considering separating them next year because we will hav 25 yes 27 They are the same staff. Students are assigned stories for our website much the same way are for the newspape 28 We don't have separate staffs 29 I have kids from the video side in the online class. Kids from both classes build web pages. 30 yes - same class, 16 students They are on a rotating three-week cycle for their online story reporting, editing, po 31 Yes. Same staff. There are magazine cycles and online cycles. Both apply to everyone. 32 Yes. Everyone works on both online and print. 33 same staff. We are an online newspaper with an occasional printed edition that is mostly rewrites of the online con 34 They are part of the same class. There one staffer who is assigned to be the online editor and everyone contribut 35 We dedicate specific days to the maintenance of our .com. Because it is a 24-7 entity, staff members have access 38 Yes, they work on both print and online. They are busy... I'm not sure that it's ideal. I would love to have two sep 39 Yes, but I plan to separate them next year. 41 Yes, our district is on a new-class freeze, so we must have both staffs in one class. In fact, once we're live, all jou 42 Yes, we have one newspaper staff. Since we are quarterly for print, everyone has one online story every week an 43 Yes. No separate staff. We post stories from newspaper to the on-line edition. 44 Two students concentrate on web. 45 Staff is the same for print and online. We are literally just beginning to do this, so I don't know yet. 46 Yes, they are all the same people. The print editor is still in charge of everyone. 47 Yes. Little exclusive Web content so far except photo galleries. Site just launched this year. 49 yes, but I have six sections we have three on one day and three on the other. We run an X day and Y day paper 50 same staff 51 Yes 52 Yes. We have two separate staffs that meet at the same time in the same place. They share a lab space, and cert 55 They are the same students, they do both newspaper and web. 56 Same students do all the work for both. 57 Yes - it's the same staff because the staff is too small to do otherwise. 59 Yes. The same staff, the same set up. We just have one or two who are responsible for transferring the content up 60 N/A; No online contributors 61 Yes, they are part of the same staff. We are just beginning our Web site this year, so we do not have a separate o


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Yes. We have a two day lag time between the time we go to press and we receive the printed paper. Once the pa They are currently. In the past, when I've had editors and writers in different classes I've asked them to use a staf Yes, same class. This year, I've encouraged students to write for the web, or to shovel stories from MCT Campus Yes. I have one class for journalism, which includes yearbook & newspaper publications.


ou run each staff? If no, how do your staffs communicate or function differently?

dition and yearbook through writing, photography, video.

ferent section responsible for. Example: block 2 in charge of news, student life, block 3 in charge of opinion, media, and features, block 4 i

udents are in the same class period; however, there are a handful who come in during different times during the day instead of the main cl me time, they generally write about one web post per month that is assigned by the editors. I do have some staff members who really like w

posted online. Some material online does not make it to the print issue, and the online issue has things like multiple photos, audio or video s. There is a team of 5 web staffers running the site. They communicate via Gmail and GDocs. rint assignments.

ear, it will be 2 separate staffs. Also, next year the online paper is going to be completely independent and have diffent info. We will set up a

aff members are required to write monthly for both the print and online publications. eserving larger feature stories for print. We have made our newspaper more features and only timely news rather than "old news," which is next year because we will have the number of students to do that easily.

ame way are for the newspaper. We also have beats so that certain things always get covered.

nline story reporting, editing, posting and then the print issue stuff is separate. One editor-in-chief for all of it, although next year we really w

mostly rewrites of the online content. e editor and everyone contributes. tity, staff members have access at all times to update stories, photos, blogs, comments. Unless there is a print emergency, the maintenan al. I would love to have two separate staffs but I don't have the numbers. However, it is nice that they can practice true convergence becau

. In fact, once we're live, all journalism courses will be contributors to the site, but edited by the NP students -- everything from video tech, one online story every week and then one longer story for print every quarter. We have enough time to work on the print issue that they can don't know yet.

run an X day and Y day paper. We communicate via white board, master lists, and each block has two sections where everyone in the blo

hey share a lab space, and certain staff members are in roles that require them to facilitate communication between the two staffs. Yet, the

e for transferring the content up online.

so we do not have a separate online staff (nor do we have enough students to make that happen). Instead we have an online editor and a c


the printed paper. Once the paper goes to press, the students then upload all the material to two websites, one with ASNE and the other o s I've asked them to use a staff mailbox, leave notes on the board and/or e-mail each other and CC me so I am aware of the communicatio ovel stories from MCT Campus onto the web. Next year, I've recruited 3 students who specifically will devote time to keeping the website


, media, and features, block 4 in charge of sports, media One group of photographers with assignments for all.

g the day instead of the main class meeting time due to scheduling conflicts. Communication is our biggest problem. If you have any ide staff members who really like writing for the web site, so they do a lot on their own for the web site.

multiple photos, audio or video that the print issue won't have.

Allow me to ask you, why would you want two staffs to cover essentially th

ave diffent info. We will set up an area for the print paper content, but we plan on managing the site every day and adding slide shows and

ather than "old news," which is what it contained prior to the online paper. After the print edition comes out, we post some of those articles

, although next year we really want more kids and separate editors for the two, even though they will meet during the same class period.

print emergency, the maintenance time for the .com is sacred and uniterrupted. actice true convergence because some do broadcast as well.

s -- everything from video tech, video production, Journalism I, photo-journalism, yearbook to newspaper. on the print issue that they can balance both assignments.

ctions where everyone in the block works on the same section.

between the two staffs. Yet, the two staffs are, of course, on very different production cycles.

we have an online editor and a couple devoted staff writers who work with the editor.


one with ASNE and the other of our own making. We also upload a pdf version of the paper, as well as, individual articles. am aware of the communications. ote time to keeping the website "live." They will be integrated into my traditional newspaper class.


st problem. If you have any ideas, we're listening.

wo staffs to cover essentially the same things?

ay and adding slide shows and video.

we post some of those articles online as well.

during the same class period.


vidual articles.


How often do you (your students) update your online website?

RespondentOther, Number please specify 9 when the new print issue goes out 10 It can be several times a day or once or twice a week. Blogs are part of their work and Web site (hsj.org) so this l 19 whenever we come out with a new issue 20 prior restraint...the principal reads, edits & uploads 28 only when issue is published 29 sometimes more often, sometimes less depending on time and content. 31 Every two weeks 32 When stories are due, sometimes daily, sometimes weekly 41 once we're live 43 After each print issue 49 when we can. 56 Not sure. We've only been online for a week. 59 whenever we print 60 We do not have an online website due to school policy. 62 it coincides with the print version, 8 times a year 63 when we publish in print


and Web site (hsj.org) so this lets us update several times a day, on some days.


Which of the following features do you offer on your website?

RespondentOther, Number please specify 4 hope to offer twitter and facebook as well as polls and video 6 Photo slideshow each week; PDF of the latest print edition. 8 pawdcast 10 Facebook and Twitter feeds are run apart from the Web site, although we use FB and Twitter to promote the print 11 you can see other things on FHNtoday.com 13 Comments on stories 15 contribute page for student photos, videos, etc 16 calendar 19 none 20 Meet the Faculty, Common Sense MediA 23 rotating photo boxes 28 none 39 Sudoku 42 photo slideshows 43 none 55 movie trailers, video questions 60 N/A 61 none 62 individual student blogs and Twitters 63 none of the above 64 Ability to comment


and Twitter to promote the print paper and online sites.


What do you think is the most important difference between print and online content?

RespondentAnswers Number 1 Two entirely different audiences. Online audience wants instant gratification, wants to be up-to-date, likes to share 2 video and other interaction 3? 4 additional and more up to date material. Once we get everything working that is. 5 Online can be updated at any time. 6 Depth and timeliness. The web reports more timely stories using the inverted pyramid style of writing. The print ed 8 Our online presence has more short articles that reflect current happenings in the school and community. 9 Print offers more design options, online you can write longer, though people may not read it. 10 The online paper offers audio and video content, and multiple photos to go with stories that in the print issue will h 11 Online needs to be much more up-to-date news and multimedia pieces. Print should be more feature oriented. 12 Online allows us to have more "breaking" news. 13 instanteous communication anywhere there is internet. We love creating a greater connection between the news 14 We can put updated info on the site, whereas print only comes out once a 6 weeks. 15 Online focus is on news - print on in-depth and design. 16 up-to-the-minute information 17 The online is more up-to-date. It has lots of fun things like polls, reviews and opinions. Plus we have a lot of quic 19 i don't know. i haven't figured that out yet. 20 nothing, timeliness....... 22 Our print edition is not available to all of our students. They must pay a $10 subscription fee to get a copy, and on 23 Ability to communicate NEWS in a timely manner. 24 Our students love the videos online. They like the polls and reading different articles from what appears in the new 25 get it now 27 The online site has given students the chance to write and cover stories that are more current and breaking. 28 Full names of students in photos are deleted 29 we only have online content 30 multimedia presentations, opportunity to comment, potential for breaking news coverage 31 Timliness 32 Timely news possibilities in online. 33 Print has a more local focus- students, parents, community. We are traditional, serious archivists of the goings on 34 It is more update. 35 The most important difference is the timely, 24-7 nature of the online media. It can be a blessing when a high scho 38 Shorter stories. 39 The newspaper students and the newspaper community (its readers) are still more into the print than the online. 41 Online is quick, fast and as accurate as possible given short, short deadlines. Print will be in-depth, detailed cove 42 Time - for print we have more time to go in-depth but the stories are not as newsy (immediate) and for online we h 43 unsure 45 timeliness; web content must be updated frequently. Our paper is mostly features and updates, sports roundups, 46 We're trying to put more "news" online and more feature in print. 47 Expanded coverage. 49 shortened stories and more pictures 50 the inability to layout the page online 51 Immediacy. 52 Timeliness. The online audience expects news much more immediately. 55 Online is drastically shorter then print. Video, sound slides, and photo galleries are very popular. 56 Online content can be updated more frequently because our print edition only publishes monthly. 57 Online is more where up to date news goes because by the time the news magazine comes out, most of that wou 59 availability to great number online. 60 N/A 61 Online should, ideally, extend from print and be something that can be updated frequently. Right now, though, we 62 We can include more than one picture with each story if we choose and our online version is in full color.


63 We are not fully using web for scholastic journalism. 64 Unlimited space for stories and headlines (not a fixed space as in print) 65 We were only able to print 4 times a year. With online, we can constantly update our content.


s to be up-to-date, likes to share via social networking. Print readers tend to take their time. Online content needs to change frequently; the

mid style of writing. The print edition goes into more depth in a story. school and community.

The web also allows the coverage to incorporate more multimedia c

ories that in the print issue will have story/one photo. Blogging is a big difference, and having content exclusive to the online paper. ld be more feature oriented. connection between the newspaper and our students.

ons. Plus we have a lot of quick interviews that allow the website to display a bigger array of people.

ription fee to get a copy, and only a third of our students do this. So the Web site allows more students to read our paper.

es from what appears in the news publication.

ore current and breaking.

ous archivists of the goings on at our school.

Online is more playful and casual. We have had photo slideshows of tatoos, shoes, hair, e

be a blessing when a high school paper only prints every 3 weeks, but it can also be difficult because of its avarice need for new updates.

into the print than the online. t will be in-depth, detailed coverage with fact-checked accuracy. (immediate) and for online we have the latest news/happenings at the school but less in-depth features.

and updates, sports roundups, etc.

very popular. ishes monthly. ne comes out, most of that would be too dated.

quently. Right now, though, we are busy keeping our print product going while also developing a Web site. version is in full color.


eeds to change frequently; therefore it will cover more. News briefs, short news updates are important. Features are good, but they may b

incorporate more multimedia coverage, i.e. video, SoundSlides, audio, etc.

ive to the online paper.

ead our paper.

eshows of tatoos, shoes, hair, etc. It is mostly features geared towards teens.

avarice need for new updates. Nothing kills a web viewers need to navigate your site than outdated material.


tures are good, but they may be read more widely in the print edition.


Please copy and paste your URL here and state what changes, if any, you would make to your site.

RespondentAnswers Number 1 http://travistigernews.com We are working on more video/slide show content. We just started a weekly web cast 2 www.lionnewspaper.com more video and pictures 3 myGPN.org New this year. Part-time project. We're working on a sports/club beat system to provide news brief 4 www.staffordsmokesignal.com we just put it up last week, so there will be many, many changes coming I HOPE 5 www.thepurpletide.com No major changes. Our biggest goal is to get new content on every day. 6 www.wheelingspokesman.com We need to update more regularly. We also need to utilize the web format more e 8 www.thepantherpress.com We are looking to move to a wordpress theme that looks more like a newspaper. We 9 http://www.uachsvoice.com We'd like to have a site that has a more flexible layout, with boxes for different types 10 http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/newspaperid/6/Default.aspx (or just this: http://my. 11 http://fhntoday.com 12 alechoes.com I would like to get video on our website. I would also like to have more frequent updates as well a 13 http://bhsroundup.com/ A bit more dynamic, but it was jsut created so I'm not too worried 14 see #3 lhseagleeye.com 15 www.therideronline.com 16 www.thsoutlook.com adding material more frequently the big dark box over the picture that has the lead and he 17 raiderecho.com 19 www.alvinisd.net/ahs/newspaper this is my first year to do this so I am just pleased we've gotten this far. 20 www.goodrichisd.net schools high school "the Hornet Buzz" 22 http://www.centraltimes.org/ I would want something new on the site every day...more staffers so that a few could 23 eaglestaleonline.com We need to upload video and podcasts but just have not time to do it yet. 24 http://www.therevelationupdate.com/ This is just our first year. We have many changes we want to implement fo 25 www.browardteennews.org 27 www.fhctoday.com I would like to change the appearance of the site and make it so there are more things visibl 28 http://ww2.wadsworth.k12.oh.us/whs/bruin/ 29 www.searcylionpress.com more in-depth writing. 30 www.whitneyupdate.com I wish we had a bigger staff and more resources. We have been online for four months 31 http://www.ccapulseonline.com/ More frequent updates, more ad space. 32 http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/newspaperid/2171/Default.aspx Staff is working o 33 http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/newspaperid/1782/Default.aspx It is free so I hav 34 http://paideiaschool.wordpress.com I would like to increase the frequency of publication. 35 iniwa.com More visual Stronger writing Better copy editing Marketing for viewers and ad clients 38 www.etbulletin.org I pretty much let the staff chose what they want to do since it's their site. I did hear from a relia 39 www.borahtoday.com Make it more current, more relevant to the students at our school. 41 www.northmennews.com We'd finally make it live. We've had to jump through a lot of hoops, and are currently ha 42 http://www.derbypantherstale.com We have the capability to show video and we have talked to the broadcasting 43 unsure 45 www.tigerwebnews.net. WE have literally just posted this week; there is no content yet. I can't comment on chan 46 http://bigmac.decaturisd.us/thejournal/index.php/feature We still have a lot of work to do - where would I start?? 47 www.myGPN.org 49 www.staffordsmokesignal.com 50 tribruin.org I'd like to be able to customize the layout. 51 http://www.fentoninprint.com/ 52 http://elestoque.org I'm sure there are several changes that my next group of editors will make for next year. We 55 http://blueandgoldtoday.org/ 56 www.archesnews.com We don't know what changes yet because we're so new at this. 57 www.belairargus.com - more flexibility. I have one student who runs website who knows HTML, which limits my ab 59 http://elsegundousd.com/eshs/thebayeagle/ 60 n/A 61 www.valordictus.com I would change just about everything. We need strategies and free programs to help keep 62 http://my.hsj.org/Schools/Newspaper/tabid/100/view/frontpage/newspaperid/48/Default.aspx and http://www.vi


63 my.hsj.org/mesavista 64 www.borahtoday.com More instant happenings. More hyperlocal approach. 65 http://bichoofprints.com


e just started a weekly web cast because we cannot get the broadcast teacher to work with us. It's very basic at this point, but as we learn t

t system to provide news brief updates. many changes coming I HOPE! on every day. o utilize the web format more effectively. We don't do enough multimedia/interactive features. ks more like a newspaper. We only started the website in November 2009, so we are happy with our initial effort, but we watch other sites a ut, with boxes for different types of content (lists of links, widgets, etc.) ault.aspx (or just this: http://my.hsj.org/tx/laredo/vmt) Twitter: @ Magnet_Tribune Facebook: @ Magnet_Tribune

more frequent updates as well as more information but getting the staff to do more work is difficult.

picture that has the lead and headline. We would like to have that removed and put it under the picture.

ed we've gotten this far.

more staffers so that a few could be devoted exclusively to the site so that it's not seen as an afterthought. me to do it yet. hanges we want to implement for next year. We want more up to the minute updates, sports scores, and stats. We want more stories whic

so there are more things visible at the top of the page. We are hoping to get more video stuff going in the next year as well. I plan to accom

ave been online for four months. Good analytics and response so far based on tiny staff and no experience. We've had problems with Sou

Default.aspx Default.aspx

Staff is working on blogs now, with interactive features planned next. It is free so I have no major complaints. I would design it differently and have a moble app. I don't like their slideshows as t

rs and ad clients their site. I did hear from a reliable source that it's too text heavy.

t of hoops, and are currently having technically difficulties. have talked to the broadcasting class get contest, but they have not been actively excited about this. The newspaper students don't have t

nt yet. I can't comment on changes yet. Next year . . . . rk to do - where would I start?? 1) more current news posted daily 2) more up-to-date news 3) more relevance to teens 4) more multi-me

tors will make for next year. We'll have to wait and see what they choose, though.

nows HTML, which limits my ability to fix and edit problems immediately.

and free programs to help keep our Web site growing while we still produce a quality print product. fault.aspx and http://www.vipervoice.com/ Wish we had time to make changes more frequently and get our TV Production classes to


c at this point, but as we learn to use the software (Visual Communicator 3), we'll get it to look more professional.

effort, but we watch other sites and know that we need to move to something that has more of a front-page effect where you can click on th

ats. We want more stories which are unique to the website and more student sidebars.

ext year as well. I plan to accomplish this by making it more of a requirement with every written story.

We've had problems with Soundslides and some of our widgets, so right now the site looks really plain. I am hoping the kids spend time th don't like their slideshows as they are just a bunch of pictures clumped below the story. The ads are not obstrusive.

ewspaper students don't have the time to do video so without the help we have no video. We could also do a better job of running pictures

ance to teens 4) more multi-media 5) embedded links

t our TV Production classes to update videos.


effect where you can click on the teaser to read the full article.

m hoping the kids spend time this spring to read forums and find ways to make it more interactive. We'll see if they take that next step!

a better job of running pictures with online stories. Often times the story is done immediately after or even before an event and the pictures


if they take that next step!

before an event and the pictures come in later.


What is the biggest challenge you face for your website?

RespondentAnswers Number 1 Getting the news fast and accurately. We don't want to wait till tomorrow to post a story. By then, everyone will yg 2 having timely updates 3 Attracting traffic. 4 having someone who knows how to build it in the first place. 5 Getting content through the process fast enough so that it can go up right away but still have some quality control 6 Organizing and motivating staff. Our staff is still too focused on the print edition and does not see the web as a pr 8 Our biggest challenge is trying to work within the district's policy for posting content online...no last names, no pic 9 Time and resources to update more frequently. 10 Sometimes the online stories don't undergo the same amount of editing as those in the print edition undergo; staf 11 Just getting a system down to generate content and keeping things organized. 12 Students meeting deadlines. 13 managing to keep it fresh with new content while stilll creating the print paper. 14 Getting my print students to get excited about online. 15 Learning/teaching breaking news and how to keep the site fresh daily. 16 Having the manpower to write material and get it posted in a timely manner. 17 Updating often! 19 They won't let students have editing privileges so I have to do it 20 How long it takes for the finished information to be reviewed and posted. 22 See above. Our site is not perceived as important as our print edition to our staff. 23 Getting people to go there! 24 Time. We are attempting to do alot with our newspaper and our website and with a small staff. 25 updates 27 At first, it was getting the staff to take it seriously and understand its purpose, but now it's getting them to balance 28 Keeping it up to date on a weeekly basis 29 challenging students to update and write stories 30 Not knowing enough about how to do the extra features in WordPress... in print, I can always show and teach my 31 Students with web management skills 32 Need more people on staff for better coverage. 33 Readership. The PTSA controls the school's site as it is and won't publicize the paper. I got myself on the techno 34 Making time available for story production. 35 Staying current... 38 The students are so used to publishing the newspaper every three weeks - it's been a tough transition for them to 39 Getting people to go to it. 41 district policies governing web sites, policies written in the 90s. 42 Our website is fairly new, so it is a struggle to get readers to get to it. 43 Getting editons posted in time. Often we are behind 45 Learning how to build it right now. 46 My kids do not want to move away from print enough to be able to produce better and more current stories online 47 Drawing teen viewers. Most hits are adults. 49 getting someone to update the pages 50 getting people to read it. 51 Getting kids to update daily. 52 Balancing speed and quality. 55 Updating it daily is hard with a small staff. 56 Keeping it updated and relevant 57 Getting content turned around fast enough to make it relevant. 59 none 60 N/A 61 Keeping it updated and adding content that extends beyond the print product. 62 Time and technology. Having the time to upload and update and having the kids learn how to podcast.


63 time to update it, a student staff member I can "spare" to work on it 64 Drawing readership. Gaining an audience when we don't update it enough and we don't update it enough becaus 65 I retain control of uploading content, and that eats up a lot of my time.


story. By then, everyone will ygalready know. So we have to work swiftly and diligently.

t still have some quality control. d does not see the web as a priority. t online...no last names, no pictures with only one student, an extensive list of students who cannot appear in any posting. The other challe

n the print edition undergo; staff and the public don't take the online edition as seriously as the print edition; blogging is new for this year, an

a small staff.

now it's getting them to balance the requirements of the website with the printed product.

can always show and teach my kids how to do anything they want to do. On the Web, I have no idea and only know as much as they do. I f

aper. I got myself on the technology committee and we are redesigning the website. The new principal is shocked that the PTSA had so m

n a tough transition for them to get into the online mindset. They sometimes will finish stories and not post them or an event will happen an

and more current stories online. They like seeing our students get excited each month when the paper is distributed.

arn how to podcast.


e don't update it enough because there is no audience (the Catch 22).


in any posting. The other challenge is figuring out how to keep all the kids writing and organized for grading purposes.

blogging is new for this year, and I;m meeting a lot of resistance from students who do not want to blog.

ly know as much as they do. I find it hard to find time to view tutorials and read forums for our highly specialized questions. Also, we can't u

hocked that the PTSA had so much power over the school's web content. This will change and the paper will be prominently featured.

W

hem or an event will happen and they don't think to post a short story about it online. It's a struggle to make sure out site it's just shovelwar


ized questions. Also, we can't use an FTP client from our school server so kids create stuff and have to transfer items like Soundslides to f

l be prominently featured.

We get most of our readership by pushing content through Facebook and Twitter.

sure out site it's just shovelware.


sfer items like Soundslides to flash drive and upload those from home, which is a huge extra step.


What program do you use for your website or how was your website created?

RespondentAnswers Number 1 Joomla CMS on siteground.com. We create our templates with Artisteer. 2 stirsite.com it's a template that allows for interchangable content 3 Wordpress. 4 word press. bought domain 5 We use Wordpress. 6 We use WordPress. Although, I would like to get to a real content management system instead of just forcing the 8 created on wordpress exculsively by the students 9 http://my.hsj.org 10 hsj.org is our Web site provider. We've been with hsj for many years and have seen it upgrade from a basic site to 11 Joomla. 12 wordpress 13 wordpress 14 Drupal 15 WordPress 16 It was a template from schoolnewspapersonline.com We use wordpress to edit the content. 17 schoolnewspapersonline 19 It's called school center and it is the website that the whole district uses. 20 We use publisher, and are switching to InDesign 22 School Newspapers Online. They are fantastic! 23 schoolnewspapersonline, and we love them! 24 We use go daddy. The site was designed by a student and he currently operates as the webmaster for the site. 25 iWeb 27 Joomla. 28 through the schools website we load pdf. 29 iweb 30 We use WordPress and the editor chose the theme and overall structure of the site. Regular staffers post content 31 WordPress 32 highschooljournalism.org 33 my.hsj.org- We are grateful for the foundation's hosting and support. The new site will be a Wordpress platform 34 wordpress 35 School Newspapers Online Wordpress 38 Wordpress. We purchase a theme and our Web master tweaked it. 39 Word Press is the Program, Arthemia Premium is the theme. I went to a Ball State University workshop for advis 41 WordPress 42 We use WordPress. 43 We post directly to myhighschoojournalism.org 45 Wordpress Arthemia template 46 Joomla 47 Wordpress 49 wordpress 50 WordPress 51 Wordpress 52 Joomla! 55 we use moodle 56 We subscribe through College Media Advisers. The provide us with a template and support. 57 Using HTML code - no programs 59 wordpress 60 N/A 61 Wordpress 62 With ASNE, it's just copy/paste. They host the site. With Viper Voice, we use Frontpage and it is hosted by GoDa


63 my.hsj.org's free hosting 64 Word Press I went to an website seminar at Ball State last year for advisers, and learned how to start an on-line 65 We use a Wordpress template, and I update it using Live Writer.


stem instead of just forcing the blogging software to do it.

n it upgrade from a basic site to Web 2.0. Before we used highwired.net.

as the webmaster for the site.

e. Regular staffers post content but do not have admin privileges.

ite will be a Wordpress platform. I will keep the my.hsj.org site to keep the content of the school's website and the paper seperate.

te University workshop for advisers on how to create an on-line newspaper site. I attended Summer 2009.

tpage and it is hosted by GoDaddy.


learned how to start an on-line newspaper with a Word Press "theme."


nd the paper seperate.


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