i just happen to work for the only newspaper in america that doesn't have its stories online. why..? i don't know. it's an amazing groups of papers - beautifully done - but for some reason we aren't on the web. if it's any consolation, it's one of four goals for 2006: to have a site up and running.
anyway... not the point of this blog.
i've been working on probably the biggest story of my (short) journalist career for the past two weeks. i just filed the follow up story today. it goes to the presses this evening.
i've been trying to fill people in on it, but there are SO many details, and it's tiring to recount it to everyone and not remember who've i've told what to and blah, blah, blah.
so... i'm going to try to help you read the story. it's tricky. so you'll have to follow me.
1.) go to this site: http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/
2.) scroll down until feb. 10, and you'll see a headline that says "People Papers Have the Poop" (clever, right?)
3.) at the end of the post there are links to the front page and jump page. click on front and it will open a large .jpeg file and you won't be able to scroll down most likely.
4.) click on the .jpeg and drag it across your screen to an open internet window - it doesn't matter if there's already something on it. drop it.
5.) that should open the file in a window where you can scroll down and across if need be (you have to scroll across on the jump page).
6.) repeat for jump page.
this should allow you to read the story.
someone try this, and let me know how it works. i know FOR SURE it'll work on a mac, but i haven't tested it on a pc.
i'll try to get something of the same for the follow up after it comes out on thursday.
oh, and tell me what you think. of the story, i mean.
this shouldn't have to be so complicated...