As far as newspapers go, I have always held the Minneapolis Star Tribune in high esteem. That respect has also extended to startribune.com, especially as it relates to their sports coverage. In the aftermath of a Vikings’ game, the homepage is covered with a purple banner reading Access Vikings, which is a virtual one-stop shop for all things related to the team. One of the first things a user notices is the number of links under the main story’s title. They include, in no particular order, a link to video of post game press conferences (which also features a slide show of still photos from game action), a poll, box scores and statistics from the other games in week two and finally a link to further in-depth coverage of the team. All of this information and multimedia is in addition to the story written for print publication. Therefore, it is obvious that the vast majority of the website is created originally and specifically for multimedia users. Only a small percentage of the content is drawn directly from the paper’s printed version, so shovelware and paper-plus material is kept to a bare minimum. This type of multi-faceted coverage is true of all of website’s content, not merely the sports coverage. The home page has links to dozens of news, entertainment and weather-related videos and pictures. Seemingly every story links to video, side notes or stories, polls, blogs, photo galleries and podcasts. One of my favorite aspects of the site is blog material, especially Michael Russo’s Minnesota Wild blog. A blog allows for so much more content and information for the user, than the time and space constraints of print will allow. It’s amazing to see how much a reader misses out on by strictly consuming print material. In addition to all the features previously mentioned, the website allows for interactivity and the addition of user-generated content. The site welcomes users to send in their own pictures and video for the public to see. Overall, the website provides a myriad of options for the user to consume. I’m drawing a blank in my attempt to find suggestions to improve the online reader’s experience.