Written by Anton Zuiker since July 2000
Why mistersugar? Why a pig?
For much of the last 13 months, Iâ€™ve been working to create a daily news website to complement Inside Duke Medicine, the monthly employee newspaper that I edit as part of my job at Duke University Health System.
The goal: flip Inside from its boring print-to-Web version to a more interactive Web-to-print strategy. I wanted a site that could better reflect the â€˜river of newsâ€™ that flows through Duke Medicine every day, a site that could collect the announcements and articles and stories that then would make it into the newspaper (which we redesigned and reformatted earlier this year â€” see the latest issues\).
Two weeks ago, Inside Online finally launched, at http://inside.dukemedicine.org.
Inside Online is a daily news website, public but meant for the employees of the health system. Weâ€™re using Wordpress as a content management system; my friend Brian Russell developed the site, patiently working through all the design and functionality changes I sprang on him through the months. (Brianâ€™s now onto a bigger and better project, Carrboro Creative Coworking).
I’m proud of this accomplishment, and eager to see the site succeed as the go-to source of news and information at Duke Medicine.
Have a look, and share any suggestions for how we can make it better.