Vail Daily column: What’s new with our commentary pages?
The commentary pages of a newspaper are the conduit by which readers interact with one another. Columns and letters form a platform for members of the community to speak candidly about a broad range of topics and invite response, whether supportive or scathing, to their opinions.
Providing this forum is one of the most crucial functions of the Vail Daily, and as such, we’ve created new page templates that consistently provide a full page every day of the week, free of advertisements and completely devoted to this exchange of ideas.
Beyond being a forum for community dialogue, the commentary pages also allow readers to provide feedback to the newspaper staff about the work we do. For that reason, it makes sense that the masthead of a newspaper traditionally appears on the lead commentary page.
Take a look across this page and you’ll see that we’ve redesigned our masthead to bring it into the digital age. We’ve replaced archaic items such as fax numbers and subscription rates with information about how to reach us through our website and social media channels, as well as email addresses and phone numbers for individual staff members so you can contact us directly.
We want to be accessible. We want to know whether we’re covering the topics that matter most to our readers and if we’re succeeding in getting that content to you in the most efficient way possible through a variety of mediums. Most of all, we want you to feel connected to your community newspaper.
Post a Facebook comment, tweet at us, write a letter to the editor, send us an email — however you prefer to communicate — and let us know how we’re doing.
Krista Driscoll is the editor of the Vail Daily. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.