Tribune displays additional content online

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 23, 2006

By Tribune staff

The Tribune this week added a place on its Web site where readers can go to view content in addition to what is found in the newspaper.

&8220;We’ve named it Extra Tribune, because it is like getting an extra paper,&8221; said Managing Editor Tim Engstrom.

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He said it is a place the Tribune can deliver photographs that didn’t make it into the paper, such as photos from when the Panthers of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva played a baseball game against the Knights of Alden-Conger at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

People can go to and in the upper left corner click on Extra Tribune.

&8220;In a multi-media world, the Internet gives us the ability to get more information to the public,&8221; said photographer and staff writer Adam Hammer, who developed the Extra Tribune site.

The site currently features streaming videos in Quicktime format and photo galleries. Videos are produced and edited by the Tribune staff. Future content will also include streaming audio.

Extra Tribune will be updated as additional content is available. Often content will expand on news that is published in the print and online editions of the daily newspaper. Other times, it will be faces in the crowd or scenes from the community.

&8220;When we shoot assignments we usually print one or two images and the rest are locked away in our private archives. Now our readers can see more than just what is in print,&8221; Hammer said.

Images in print and on the site are available for reprints for a cost. Reprint requests can be made by stopping in to the Tribune at 808 W. Front St. in Albert Lea.