Since then, this paper has redesigned both its print edition and Web site, started posting videos, slide shows and a daily Webcast, created an online interactive calendar, and now we have created our first real blogs.
We started something we called blogs on our Web site about a year ago, but they weren't what most people think of as blogs. That was where I began Newer World in 2007, but after a few entries, I halted it until we could put it on its own site and make it a Web log that people could scroll through and read several of my entries and readers' comments.
We at the Sun now have several blogs. Education reporter Katheran Wasson writes The Grade; government reporters Mike Wynn, Fred Petke and Wasson have First Reading; our sports editor, Keith Taylor, has Third and Long; and our community editor, Rachel Parsons, has Red Shoe Report. We may add others in the near future.
You can get access to all of our blogs at kyvoice.com and www.winchestersun.com.
As for my own blog, it will reflect my views, not those of this newspaper, just as a newspaper column does. In fact, some of my columns will be included. Most of the entries, however, will be concise - just brief thoughts on issues of the day, with an emphasis on Clark County and the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.
In particular, Newer World will be a place where I will post commentaries about four areas of particular interest to me: journalism, culture, faith and democracy. I hope you will join me there for a dialogue about these matters. Let's learn from one another.
So, to quote Tennyson, "Come, my friends, â??Tis not too late to seek a newer world â?¦ to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.'"
Contact Randy Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org, or read his blog at http:kyvoice.com/winchestersun/newerworld.