The Ashland Daily Tidings launched its innovative online newsroom concert series, Tidings Cafe, on May 1, 2009. The series is growing in popularity and is currently featured on www.ConnectAshland.com, the Daily Tidings' social Web site.
ASHLAND — DailyTidings.com has launched Tidings Cafe, a new local concert series that features locally based and visiting artists across a wide range of music genres. The Dow Jones Local Media Group issued a national press release on the innovative online feature.
Tidings Café is a weekly in-newsroom mini concert (1 song and 1-minute interview uploaded to YouTube) that fits perfectly with Ashland’s active arts and entertainment community. Participating artists are also featured in a large spread in the Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper, and there also is a Tidings Café group on the newspaper's social media site, ConnectAshland.com.
"We utilize all of our newsroom assets in a seamless effort to produce and promote the Tidings Café each week," said Mike Green, web editor for the Ashland Daily Tidings. "Ashland is the central focus for live entertainment in the region and the Tidings Café connects our newsroom with a broad spectrum of A&E fans in our local community and elsewhere through a unique and innovative, sustainable relationship. The largest concert venue in the region has partnered with us to invite touring national artists to perform at the Tidings Café the day prior to locally scheduled concerts when time permits."
DailyTidings.com also has recently launched Ashland Nightlife, a multimedia guide to things to do in Ashland that includes videos produced by Southern Oregon University students.
You can also follow the Daily Tidings on Twitter: dailytidings — or friend them on Facebook: Ashland Daily Tidings.