The Southern Standard is embarking on a new way of presenting the news in a multimedia format with the premiere of “Special Edition” with Duane Sherrill.
The show can be see on our website, www.southernstandard.com. The news and talk show will uploaded Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
The show will feature a sneak peek at upcoming headlines several hours before newspapers are delivered. The show can be accessed by clicking on the “multimedia” tab, which can be found at the top of the newspaper’s home page.
“This isn’t going to be a boring recital of the news,” said Sherrill. “We plan to make the show fun and entertaining and a bit controversial.”
A Talking Points segment will feature a breakdown of events in the news similar to the “Jon Stewart Show,” except with local subject matter. The show will also feature occasional guests, all speaking on timely issues.
“News and entertainment will meet on ‘Special Edition,’” said Sherrill, noting the topic for the inaugural show is city administrator David Rutherford while Thursday will feature a look at the long-time struggles of Pioneer football and their hopes for the upcoming season.
Along with “Special Edition,” the Standard has long offered website content which doesn’t appear in our newspaper.
“We print the newspaper three days a week, but the website is updated daily,” said editor James Clark. “If you aren’t a regular viewer of our website then you aren’t taking full advantage of your subscription.”
Given space constraints, Clark said it would be impossible to fit the abundance of local, state and national news stories into the regular pages of the Standard. Therefore the website is the perfect place to include the extra stories, features and pictures.
“We also have breaking news on the website,” said Clark, noting subscribers can opt-in to email alerts which are sent when breaking news is added to the site. It will also be used to announce when the new episodes of “Special Edition” go online.
Anyone with a print subscription can have access to the website free of charge by contacting the Southern Standard office and requesting a user name and password. Website-only subscriptions are also available. The entire newspaper can be viewed via the website in pdf form.