Nine years later we routinely broadcast live video from local events, provide round the clock and emergency news coverage for Lassen County and post galleries with hundreds of photos each week, but back in 2003, when the internet was young, we had no idea those capabilities would ever be within our reach.
Over the years technology has made it possible for us to start borrowing the best parts of traditional media and bring you immediate, comprehensive and informed news coverage even as events are taking place.
We are very proud of what we have accomplished in those areas, because we know how important it is that the local community gets current and accurate news when and where they want it.
Last week during the Cheney fire we had more than 7,100 people who logged onto SusanvilleStuff to get up to the minute reports from our Emergency Services Liaison Niki Cunningham, who was on-scene with fire personnel.
During the fire we built an online gallery of more than 100 pictures… announced evacuations and closures… that along with viewer submitted videos, real-time communication with Office of Emergency Services and other agencies all contribute to what I think is some very good coverage.
It would have been hard to imagine, nine years ago, a time when a website would be Susanville’s first and best source for local news and information. Now that we make that claim, we don’t take the responsibility lightly. We know that to be a trusted source for information you have to work hard at it, no matter what medium you utilize.
People get their news and information from SusanvilleStuff on smart phones, tablets, computers, e-book readers, e-mail, facebook… in a dozen different formats that didn’t even exist when we began nine years ago, but now they are some of the most important ways we disseminate information. Imagine what we will be doing in nine more years?
Thanks Susanville! ~ Jeremy Couso, Publisher
Our birthday is actually September 22nd, so all week long we will be looking back at the nine years of SusanvilleStuff with lots of guaranteed self-aggrandizement!