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Preps on your web site

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by taz, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. taz

    taz Member

    Just looking for some ideas about how we can improve prep coverage on our web site. Are there any newspaper web sites that you think do a great job with high schools, and is there anything you're doing differently this year to give preps a better presence on the web?
  2. Jerseykid1982

    Jerseykid1982 Member

    Fort Worth Star Telegram does a great job with its site. I think it's the best by far. But they also have a whole bunh of people dedicated to it.
  3. tx_spts

    tx_spts Member

    Dallas Morning News has a section called 'My High Schoo' with schedules, stats, stories, rosters for each school and there is a high school blog that stays pretty busy.
  4. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    If you're looking for a paper a bit smaller than Dallas or Fort Worth, you can take a look at how the Greenville, SC paper does theirs. They've got all the schools grouped and it's pretty easy to find what you're looking for.
    I wonder about how often they update the non-football sports. It looks like they are going to try, though, by the template they have set up.
  5. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

  6. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    This season, we've started doing our predictions for games online only and teasing to them in the paper.

    Alos, we don't publish Saturday, but all our Friday games are posted onlne Saturday morning. Kind of our own little online sports section.
  7. In addition to posting our preseason tab and weekley tab on the web, our company gave all the sports depaertment cell phones.
    When we staff a game we are required to call in with quarterly updates so they keep a running score on the website.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Likewise, I constantly update an area-wide scoreboard on our high school blog on Friday nights. As soon as a game begins to be taken on the phone, somebody gets me the final score, and I update the list.
  9. SEWnSO

    SEWnSO Member

    I've seen some medium to smaller papers link larger preps coverage to sites like Rivals or a state association equivalent.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    The El Paso Times has a pretty good one and they are connected to MaxPreps, so they have a pretty good stat package on-line.
  11. Beach_Bum

    Beach_Bum Member

    My shop does a live scoreboard, a postgame podcast, a video preview of the game of the week, team home pages, message boards, video highlights and a high school blog.
  12. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Two questions:
    1. What kind of circulation is your shop?
    2. How much time does it take to do all that and how many people are involved.
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