Pioneer Press to Revolutionize Journalism June 30

The Pioneer Press seeks to revolutionize and redefine the world of journalism on June 30 when it launches its world premiere of its groundbreaking news broadcast at pioneerpresslive.com.
By: Sarah Loogman
 
June 18, 2009 - PRLog -- The Pioneer Press seeks to revolutionize and redefine the world of journalism on June 30 when it launches its world premiere of its groundbreaking news broadcast at pioneerpresslive.com. Viewers will watch the news come to life on the show as events of the week are delivered from the stage with a life audience via the World Wide Web from Main Street in Etna, Calif., population 750. The Pioneer Press is the Official Newspaper of the State of Jefferson, the 51st state.

“Every journalist in the nation should join us on June 30 to watch and determine if we hit a BINGO,” said Pioneer Press Owner and Publisher Daniel Webster. “We, in the newspaper industry, must rethink how we are delivering the news or face extinction. Obviously, our industry did not take the correct approach in this last decade.”

Unlike existing forms of online journalism, pioneerpresslive.com brings back interactive journalism and intimately reconnects journalists with their customers.

“Pioneer Press LIVE is the first stepping stone on the road to next generation of journalism,” said Webster. “This new design for online broadcasting is going to allow a revolutionizing expansion of the news industry by bringing everything, to everyone, all at once in a hyper-local format - all the while keeping the audience engaged in live interactive news.”

The world premiere of Pioneer Press LIVE is set for Tuesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. PST, and will air every Tuesday at the same time.

“No longer will New York and Los Angeles distinguish how local news is presented to local communities across the country. On June 30, a small town in Northern California will be the one to transform how news is delivered in a hyper-local style,” said Webster.

Webster has brought together the brightest young minds in his community to breathe life into Pioneer Press LIVE to demonstrate how the news will meet the needs of the younger audience, as well as the traditional newspaper customers. Three members of his team graduated from the high school in Etna last week.

Sarah Loogman is the news editor for the Pioneer Press and will be co-hosting the live broadcast. Loogman’s experience includes four years on staff with Etna High School’s award-winning newspaper The Paw Print as the news and sports editor. She has also written numerous articles for the Siskiyou Daily News. She is a member of Etna’s Class of 2009.

Sara Wilmot is a news reporter for the Pioneer Press this summer. She is in her third year as a journalism student at Humboldt State University where she has worked her way up as being writer, news editor, and managing editor before being selected to serve as the next editor-in-chief for The Lumberjack. Wilmot also served her high school newspaper as the editor-in-chief for two years. Last summer, Wilmot worked for the Pioneer Press as an intern.

Andrew Kramer is the technical strategist for Pioneer Press LIVE. He has invested much of his time and passion into computers, particularly in the field of security. However, his range of knowledge falls anywhere from web design to hardware maintenance, data recovery and software programming. Kramer is proficient in five computer languages and is currently learning three more; he is the administrator of an open source project and has authored various web pages. Last week he earned his diploma from Etna High School.

Jake Duguay will be pairing with Kramer this summer as the news technician for Pioneer Press LIVE. His experience includes volunteer work as a lighting technician for several Avery Theatre productions as well as personal video editing projects. He is a 2009 graduate of Scott River High School.

Daniel Webster, editor and publisher of the Pioneer Press, bought the newspaper in 1998. He is a native of Etna, Calif. He attended Biola University in La Mirada for his undergraduate work and received his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law.

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Founded in 1972, The Pioneer Press is an adjudicated newspaper in Fort Jones, Calif., a small northern California town just south of the Oregon border, owned and published by Daniel Webster. The newspaper serves Northern Siskiyou County, along the state border
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