I've gotten a couple of calls today from readers concerned because older stories are listed in the Most Read section of IdahoStatesman.com. A couple of people have asked if we are putting out old news on the homepage - which they don't like.
Stories in the Most Read aren't selected by us. They get placed in that list by an automatic process based on the number of page views for the story. Because our locally written stories are archived on our site for a year (and sometimes longer), someone searching our site can find the stories and then link back to them.
In today's example, a story written about Justin Wilcox in 2006 was linked to by the Seattle Times. And a 2007 story about Larry Craig was linked to by several smaller sources.
Thanks for the questions.
Online Initiatives Editor