Don’t Hate The Media, Become The Media

28 Feb

I know that we have been hinting about our plans for the future here at WNYM and we’ve been pretty sketchy on the details…let me give you a little taste of what’s in store.

Over the next three months, we plan some significant changes to the user experience on our family of sites. We intend to centralize your favorite blogs and introduce a user-friendly multimedia news, information, and entertainment portal. It will be a phased rollout of new features so as not to overwhelm our readers. In case you’re wondering, we won’t require you to register on the site to contribute to the conversation. Communities need to be open to everyone if they wish to grow. We have a community that is 30,000 strong, no need to mess with it.

We’re going to ask our readers and amateur pundits to arm themselves with keyboards, cameras and microphones to help us lead a community journalism revolution that will begin in Buffalo and spread to every corner of America.

So, yeah, we’ve been busy…

I’m pleased to introduce our new corporate logo as designed by the good people at Schneider Digital.

convergence

“Don’t Hate The Media, BecomeThe Media”

8 Responses to “Don’t Hate The Media, Become The Media”

  1. Pauldub February 28, 2007 at 12:47 pm #

    Cool.
    But I don’t know how the new logo will look on a retro bowling shirt. Probably have to go with a white shirt.

  2. Adam York February 28, 2007 at 12:49 pm #

    Snappy, and I like the sentiment… one that us underground comic types have been proclaiming for years.

  3. eac February 28, 2007 at 5:13 pm #

    “You must be the media that you want to see in the world”
    –Mohandas K. Geek

  4. Buffalo Salesman February 28, 2007 at 10:20 pm #

    I’m gonna guess that the BRO and Buffalo News guys aren’t going to be too happy about you actually becoming a legitimate business. Right now, you’re a bunch of unpaid jerkoffs. In a few months, it looks like you’ll have your shit together. They should be worried.

  5. Derek J. Punaro March 1, 2007 at 9:01 am #

    Just don’t overdo it on the flashy Web 2.0 stuff. It can really drag down the performance and usability of a web site.

  6. BuffaloGeek March 1, 2007 at 9:34 am #

    Our intention is to make the site as simplistic and easy to use as possible. Gadgetry can be fun on some sites, but we are a content focused site and the content will lead the design.

  7. jen March 1, 2007 at 11:31 am #

    Whiz bang has its place. Why drive five feet when you can much easier walk that distance?

    Time and place for everything.

  8. keith/ HARLEY BIKER March 13, 2007 at 1:04 am #

    Congratulations everybody!

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