Today's a big day at The Buffalo News for many reasons. One is that it's just an extremely heavy day for breaking news, largely because of Nik Wallenda's planned wire-walk across Niagara Falls tonight. We will have 25 staffers -- reporters, videographers, photographers -- on the scene. Check buffalonews.com tonight and tomorrow, and the Saturday and Sunday print editions for the results of their work. It should be quite a night in the newsroom. Here's a preview of what you'll see online:
6 p.m. Friday: Live chat with special guests, updates from reporters throughout Niagara Falls leading up to wire-walk
10 p.m. Friday: Updates, photos and more during the wire-walk
11 p.m. Friday: Live video webcast with extensive analysis
The international manhunt for ECMC trauma surgeon Timothy V. Jorden Jr. is another major story that has had our attention. We've been ahead on this story from the start and broke another aspect of it last night with Lou Michel and Phil Fairbanks' story on Jorden's bank withdrawals and other signs that he was planning to flee. (Here is an update on that story -- the discovery of Jorden's dead body.)
Meanwhile, The News has let our subscribers, employees and the general public know that we're moving with strength and determination into the future by unveiling our plan to offer digital subscriptions this coming fall.
My column on the subject is here, and the reader comments beneath it are of particular interest.
Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the upcoming changes.
It's an exciting time for The News and we're glad you are along for the ride.