The Daily Transcript's Web site, www.sddt.com, went live in September 1994 and our mission then is the same as it is today -- to provide our readers with comprehensive news and information as it relates to San Diego's top industry sectors.
The Daily Transcript was the first Southern California newspaper to go online. Along with news, the site featured the Daily Transcript Legal Lines, an electronic version of the Summary Appellate Report that appeared in the paper. Daily Transcript subscribers had electronic access to the appellate decisions from both the state and federal courts by 4 p.m. the day before the print version hit the streets. Past appellate decisions were also made available to subscribers in an electronic library.
The Daily Transcript continues to provide "tomorrow's headlines today" by posting leading stories online and e-mailing them to our subscribers at the end of each business day.
Over time features have been added to accommodate more of the information provided in the daily paper, including special reports, public notices and classifieds.
The Daily Transcript was unique in its embrace of the power of the Web to disseminate business information. No longer were business people relying upon weekly business journals for their information -- the Web delivered mission critical market data as it happened. In addition, The Daily Transcript was one of first publications to have an all-subscription site.
Since its inception, the San Diego Source has developed into one of the Internet's most successful local sites. Early on the Source was an award winner, having received a Yahoo! happy face award for our then-revolutionary clicakble map of San Diego County communities, and continues to be to this day.
The Web site is updated constantly with breaking news, industry specific special reports, new data and in-depth coverage of what is going on in San Diego commerce daily. Links to AP news and stock market updates provide quick access for subscribers to national and global news and financial data.
Also available on the site are specific information sections, including the San Diego SourceBook, Attorney Directory, Classifieds and the Online Plan Room
San Diego SourceBook
The San Diego SourceBook online is a resource that offers articles grouped by San Diego region and business listings. Business lists, which are updated continually, are organized alphabetically and also by category, and topics range from Accounting Firms in San Diego to Casinos, Environmental Engineering Firms and Venture Capital Firms.
As an indication of the depth of San Diego SourceBook online, each company's name is also a link to more specifics, such as contact information and revenue history; each listing indicates the date when it was last updated. Most of the profiles include a link to the company's own Web site, and a mapping tool to pinpoint the location of a company and get driving directions to its facility.
The online version of the Attorney Directory is a comprehensive source for the legal community. Users can search for an individual, an entire firm or an area of practice. Access to legal service providers and expert witnesses are also available.
Published Monday through Friday, all classified advertising is distributed in print and posted online. Advertisers can order a classified ad online as well.
Online Plan Room
The Online Plan Room allows subscribers to search, view, download, print and bid on San Diego projects anytime, anywhere. You can also search for new projects in counties across California, including Kern, Shasta, Humboldt, Contra Costa, Sacramento and more.
The San Diego Source is a Web site that continues to be recognized as the premiere source of business information in San Diego County. In a typical month, 36 percent of all news articles read by subscribers online were originally published that month. Fully 64 percent of the articles read were from prior months of the same year or from past years, demonstrating the long shelf life and usefulness of news to our subscribers in our electronic edition.