Coming to you live: More video broadcasts from your local paper

Late last year, we started experimenting with live video. We tried broadcasting from a few local games, including Central Kitsap High School’s football playoff game. And while we had a few technical difficulties in our early attempts (such as digital signals not happening from Belfair or that some laptops don’t have enough ports), we learned a lot.

In the past month, we’ve been able to send live broadcasts from our editorial board interviews with candidates, the town hall meetings with Jay Inslee in Poulsbo and Norm Dicks in Bremerton.

On Saturday, we kicked off our “Game of the Week” series with coverage of the South Kitsap vs. Kennewick game at Qwest Field. We broadcast video of the game, live blogged and sports editor Chuck Stark made his game-broadcasting debut. We’ll continue to broadcast a game of the week through the regular football season, and hopefully (should a local team make it) into the playoffs.

It’s part of our many attempts to go beyond being just a local paper and more of a news organization that brings you dynamic online multimedia content. We hope you’ve enjoyed the broadcasts, and we expect to bring you even more. We’d love to hear your suggestions for more events you’d like us to broadcast online. And thank you to those of you who’ve been tuning in.

– Angela Dice, Kitsap Sun Web editor