Viva, Las Vegas
The online eyes in our newsroom today were ogling the Las Vegas Sun’s new multimedia site.
Judging by discussion groups and bloggers, there was similar envy in newsrooms across the country.
Look at the front page. There’s a variety of videos that both jump right off the page and can fill the screen.
This is a great example of what newspapers can do. We will refrain from using the ton of gambling metaphors rushing through our brains. But this is one case where we hope what’s happening in Las Vegas doesn’t stay there.
Unfettered access to those in power, a push for government transparency and a vigorous defense of the First Amendment are perhaps more important now than ever before. Join us as we fight for the public’s right to know as an SPJ Supporter. Or, if you’re a journalist, we welcome you to stand with us as a Professional, Student or Retired Member.