The Northern Virginia Daily's Political Depot

A service for our readers outside the Northern Shenandoah Valley... a sampling of The Daily's political coverage, plus unofficial, 'reporter's notebook' stuff. And occasional dry humor...

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

This Has Been a Test of The Daily's Political Depot...

After more than a year software tests, research and other geeky news fun, our little experiment in cyberspace has come to an end. The Northern Virginia Daily has moved into new territory, and has made a concerted effort to upgrade our presence on the Internet.

This test bed, as devoted (or pathetic, however you want to look at it) readers will recall, was set up during Campaign 2005 to explore methods of putting our stories in the hands of campaigns outside of our immediate circulation area.

And as such, it has outlived its usefulness. It will remain online until Blogger decides to take it down, primarily for reference purposes, but it will no longer be updated.

How will The Daily go forward in cyberspace? In large part, it's in the form of our revamped web site. You asked, and we delivered — full stories online, along with links to The Wire and other news sources.

What have we learned? Lots.

Readers all around the state want to know what's going on in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, and not just in the world of politics. New technology has opened up a world of possibilities for media companies that were the realm of science fiction just a few years ago. And there's a lot to learn when you sit back and just listen.

And that, gentle readers, is what this test was about from day one. Learning about this brave new digital media frontier, and those who populate it.

Thanks for reading. We now return you to regularly scheduled program.