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Washington, DC–Welcome to the newly launched online version of PA TIMES, newspaper of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). Covering all aspects of public administration, service, management and research, this site will put forth some of the most interesting and unique information available.
Readers of the print PA TIMES will notice some familiar items, such as the special sections and some columns. This site will also provide new items like an archive and weekly postings of original content.
“We have an opportunity to provide information in a more timely manner than we have been used to,” said Christine McCrehin, editor of the PA TIMES print publication and now the online version, too. “It is something that we and our readers have wanted for awhile now; that, and an online archive. Now, they will have both.”
Indeed, the online archive will be a highlight of the site. Beginning with the most recent issues and working backward, the special sections, various columns and commentary will be the first items archived.
Other site features will include:
Ability to comment on articles
Calendar of Events
Registered Readers (registration is free) may sign-up to be authors and submit articles for possible publication
The projected publishing schedule is for two feature articles go live every Monday. Visitors may also find links to articles of relevance from other major news sources. We have established a bi-weekly email from the editor, for registered readers, listing the site’s current feature articles. To receive this message, sign up as a registered reader–it’s free!
ASPA Deputy Director Matt Rankin said that he hopes readers will take advantage of the opportunity to help shape the site. “For the first time, readers of PA TIMES can comment on and respond to an article as soon as it’s published. Plus, readers can upload and share photos with the public administration community.”
Considered by members to be one of the top benefits of participation in the Society, the print version of PA TIMES will continue to be published by ASPA, with the goal of developing content that will compliment both the print and online versions.
“It will be important to engage readers in going back and forth between the online and print PA TIMES,” states McCrehin. “We have come up with some creative ideas and will be excited to hear what print and online readers think.”
This site is a work-in-progress, so comments and suggestions are appreciated. Take a moment to click through the site and let us know what you think. Comments may be emailed to PA TIMES Print and Online Editor Christine Jewett McCrehin at [email protected], or to the PA TIMES Editorial Board Chair John Kamensky at [email protected].