Batavia Daily News finally has a web site
After months of "we'll have a web site soon" -- some tell us years -- the Batavia Daily News finally does.
The site launched some time in the past two hours.
The site, hosted by Town News, which is a favorite content management system used by many small publishers, is rather basic. The platform offers limited ability for big news packages or posting breaking news.
But the daily will offer comments on stories, at least for now. However, the registration process is rather lengthy and submissions are held in a moderation queue pending approval, a process often used by papers on Town News, but tends to inhibit community conversation.
We'll see if the comment I just left on a Joanne Beck story gets posted!
Of course, Daily News staffers are always welcome to leave comments on The Batavian.
Many people have asked me what the launch of the Daily News site means for The Batavian. To me, it only bodes well. The Daily is going to help create more community interest in local online news, which means many, many more people will find The Batavian and like the different way we handle news.
Go take a look at the site and let us know what you think of it.
UPDATE: They did publish my comment ... at least for now.