GameTimePA sparks interest from other newspapers
I was told today that other newspapers across the nation are interested in examining the possibility of using the GameTimePA.com model of covering high school varsity sports online in other areas of the country.
So I wrote up this quick and short memo regarding some of the myriad features of GameTimePA:
GameTimePA.com, which serves the audiences of 50 high schools spanning four newspapers in southcentral Pennsylvania, serves the needs of a readership hungry for in-depth varsity sports coverage by offering a variety of content across multiple platforms… .
Online offerings include stories; multiple blogs; a weekly webcast (during the school year) focusing on York-area sports; a Twitter account; a Facebook page; photo galleries; livestreamed sporting events produced by multiple newsroom; an archive of those livestream webcasts; multiple video clips per week, which are available separately and also embedded in stories; weekly polls; athlete of the week awards; enhanced end-of-season all-star presentations for every varsity sport; a special football preview sub-section each fall; weekly Cover It Live chats with reporters; a live scoreboard for all sports at all properties; robust local-history subsections; directions to local schools; boxscores and scoring summaries from every varsity event; region-specific mobile apps; standings for all varsity sports (updated daily); in-story commenting via Facebook; and much more.
Also, users at GameTimePA.com have the ability to set a regional home page, to focus on news from their community.
What do you like most about GameTimePA? What bells and whistles do you think we should add?