Hi. Kate here.
I’m The Daily News’ social media specialist, which means I sit at a desk surfing Twitter while TDN’s reporters and usual bloggers – Andy, Sarah, Bill and Aisling – are out covering Memphis’ business, government and community news.
I usually leave the blogging to them, but I’m popping by for a moment to mention what’s going on in The Daily News’ digital realm.
Traffic on Facebook and Twitter (here, here and here) has grown tremendously in the past year. You’re reading the blog right now. And The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com, is always evolving to bring you dynamic news, profiles and access to more than 13 million public records …
… Oh, and did I mention all our editorial content is free?
Industry leaders are taking notice. Editor & Publisher, the newspaper industry’s key trade publication, awarded TDN’s website two honorable mentions in the annual EPPY Awards, an international competition that recognizes the best media-affiliated websites. Also, the Tennessee Press Association awarded the site first place for Best Website in its division.
It was particularly special to garner those awards in 2011, The Daily News’ 125th birthday. It’s a little reminder of how much we’ve stayed true to our roots – providing public records and notices to Memphis’ business community – while expanding into so much more.
But we’re not resting on our laurels. Keep an eye on memphisdailynews.com for new features, including a videos section and more information on upcoming Daily News seminars and events. And, of course, we’ll continue to bring you Memphis’ best business, government and community news coverage.
Because Andy, Sarah, Bill and Aisling are out in the field, doing their thing.
While I’m here surfing Twitter. … Which is where I’m headed now.