THERE was a buzz of excitement in the LymeOnline office last week as we launched our first video news bulletin.
This was step forward into multi-media journalism and probably our biggest development since launching our community news website two years ago.
Having discussed the idea for some time we finally decided to take the plunge and, having written the script, I arrived at work early last Friday morning to record my first weekly bulletin in our makeshift studio at the LymeOnline office.
I was a little nervous to go in front of the camera; having spent the past 12 years photographing all the events in Lyme Regis, I’m far more used to being behind the lens than in front of it.
Putting together the videos has also been a learning curve and we hope to improve some of the technical aspects as we get more practised and develop the concept.
But the positive response we have received so far has been really encouraging, so thanks to all those who have been so supportive. Dad jokes that I’ll be war correspondent in no time… but I think royal correspondent is more up my street!
The video news bulletins will be released on our website every Friday, rounding up the top stories from the previous seven days, and we’ll also be producing special bulletins for breaking news stories – our first of these went live last Tuesday evening following the major fire at Rousdon Village Bakery.
As part of the new LymeOnline Sights & Sounds channel on our website, we’ll also be uploading video coverage of all the major events and regular podcasts with local residents and people of interest.
Lyme Regis certainly is stepping into the digital age and the town will even have its own online radio station soon. It’s a community-minded town and residents have a real thirst for local news and information.
As we mark our 50th printed issue today, we remain committed to bringing you reliable news you can trust across all our platforms – in print, online and now on screen too!