Where to go from Here?

By on February 18, 2014 with 4 Comments

mywausanews logo-newby Josh Barney-

The first article posted to myWausaNews was a video from Smorgasbord 2006. (Click here to view) After seven years not much has changed on the site. We have sported new formats to change the look. We have done live broadcasts of games.

We have had so much support from the community and readers. For that I would like to thank you all so much.

Over the next few months I want to take a look at myWausaNews.com and where it stands in the community. The climate has changed in the last seven years, social media has a stronghold on our attention. Is myWausaNews still as needed as it was seven years ago? I will be working through some ideas for our community’s web presence.

Updates to myWausaNews will be slower as I evaluate the sites next steps. I will try to keep the online calendar updated as I know many readers use that every day.

I appreciate your support and feedback on what the next chapter may be. I started myWausaNews.com to bring Wausa events and news to the web and to spotlight the community we live, work and play in.

Once again Thank You and stay tuned…


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  1. Brenda Johnson says:

    I really appreciate it, not living in Wausa, I check in regularly to see what is happening. Thanks for what you have done and for what I hope you continue to do!

  2. Jay says:

    I appreciate your efforts with the web site which gives me an opportunity to see what is happening in Wausa.
    Keep up the great work.

  3. mc says:

    One of the more popular applications with H. S. Communications classes, has been the addition of Video-Graphics Tech. This generally includes a variety of students taping a variety of programs to be re-broadcast on a local TV channel. I realize there is a local channel via our cable system that could be used but your website could do the same. I also believe there is money available as charged per cable customer that comes back to each community (not sure about current cable co.) to be used in schools for such programs. There is also money available to update video equipment needs, e.g., cameras, character generators, etc. for rebroadcast capabilities. Some common program videotaping subjects: sports games (minus the time-outs in breaking the action),
    school board meetings, other school projects like speech, student project work in science, math, etc.
    The usual outcome is shown through a TV screen, but in your case it could come down through a school’s website. Limitations to this project are usually correlated to the energy and ability of the person/s organizing and management skills, equipment, and student interest. These classes also provide credit in some instances, and extra credit in others. In any effort that you may pursue it remains highly critical to focus on the student climate and achievement. Someone could also work independently as a ‘community reporter’ providing the beat of those environments, e.g., city board mtgs, fire/rescue projects, police-safety programs, sports programs, etc. One would have to be careful in not stealing the thunder of the Gazette, but there is plenty left to record. I have even seen ‘ads’ used on these programs too, which helps generate some needed revenue.
    Good Luck, and we’ll both ‘keep on truckin’!

  4. mc says:

    Sorry, but I forgot to mention that this video program does not have to be limited to just using the video camera. The world of Art, through camera work or school compositions can also be shown through slide shows on the website. Written compositions can be posted on short-story themes, poems, etc. Students can even be provided extra credit in those classes that are represented on your website. All of this requires extra work but we don’t have to be reminded of those values reappearing as ‘success’ in our life’s pursuits.

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