By Mike Miller, Stevensville
I got to read the actual Bitterroot Star ‘paper’ recently; I usually only have access to your online version. I saw some interesting items and made a mental note to follow up online later to reread these items. Couldn’t find them online, even with specific word searches.
I placed a call to the paper and was told LTE opinions are ‘picked and chosen for the online version’, they ‘ran out of time’ and the ‘main focus’ on the paper is the actual physical paper itself. As for ‘community event/classes’, the same thing seems to be the order. What else isn’t available for your local online and worldwide 24/7 audience?
I find this disappointing for several reasons. You don’t ‘run out of time’ on the internet, as this ‘paper’ has added online articles sporadically in the past. The internet is pretty much 24/7/worldwide and that’s a pretty big reading audience. Are paid advertisers being shorted of this potential capital audience? Certainly us locals are.
Please start giving your online readers the same opportunity of information as your ‘paper’ audience.