Tuesday, May 09, 2006

TURN, TURN, TURN

The Times Union is TURNing to you for advice. The paper's new initiative, the Times Union Reader's Network, asks folks to sign on and become a resource for the editors and reporters. When they want to know something, they'll send you an email, which is like totally interactive. The paper explains:
We may ask general questions like "How are we doing?" or more specific ones like "We are writing a story about people who collect stamps. Do you know someone we should contact?" or "The President signed new tax legislation today. How will the changes affect you?"
Maybe they ask what we think of the paper putting it's name on a government owned building? The possibilities are endless. I think it's great that the paper tries new things, like when they started up a registration system for online content. Whatever happened to that, anyway? I think I forgot my password.