New Daily Progress Site Launches

At long last, Media General has launched a new Daily Progress website. Their site, first launched in January of 1997, has been unaltered since its creation. It used to be that they would delete their stories every night around 1am, replacing them with the stories from the new day’s issue. This approach meant that linking to stories was impossible, as the links would expire within 24 hours. This is a phenomenon known as “linkrot,” and makes it difficult for sites to ever really be integrated with the rest of the web. (, for example, has been unable to link to Progress stories.) The newly-redesigned site appears to permanently archive all site stories, in addition to containing more than the five stories that the old website was limited to. Congratulations to the Daily Progress for joining the ranks of The Cavalier Daily, The Hook and WINA in having a useful website.

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