Over at Churbuck.com, David has a post on how newspapers can improve thie websites. Follow the link for a good insightful read.
First off, the study Dave links to suggests that newspaper registration detracts from a web site. It's a concept that I totally agree with. My own pet peeve is the Sacramento Bee, which requires I register to get to its outdoor section to read hunting and fishing reports. On top of that, the registration software the Bee uses is cumbersome and does not let me use the password I genererally set for media sites.
I hope someone like former PCWeek staffer, Will McClatchy, a member of the McClatchy family who now works for a McClatchy owned investment firm in Sacramento, CA, reads this post. I love the Bee but dislike its registration format.--Jim Forbes (8/31/2006)