While it doesn't seem to have caught on in the marketplace, I took a look at that Gouverneur Times website today for the first time in a while. The layout is just like a newspaper and its easy to follow. You look around the page and choose the story you like and click on it. Its a melding of old and new formatting that creates the transition from the way it was to the way it is.
I am surprised more traditional dailies don't gravitate to this type format as some of the ones they are using are hard to follow.
While the Gouverneur Times has not secured the place in the news business it had hoped for, it is an interesting example of packaging.
Ultimately, it's all about content and that is why an upstart like Newzjunky has been able to make such an impact.
Of course I may be waxing nostalgic over whether electronic format actually looks like a piece of paper, as the new generation could likely care less.
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