Will Sullivan, on his Journerdism blog, outlines the four major trends he’s seen in newspaper Web site navigation schemes:
If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound?
If your newspaper website has an awesome blog / article / section / multimedia piece / feature / whatever and no one knows it exists except for the members of your web staff that posted it, does it really exist?
User navigation of news websites is perhaps the biggest problem for the publishing industry since Craig Newmark did what newspapers should have been doing for years.
Lately I’ve noticed four consistent newspaper navigation designs emerging among websites and one solution I really think is a step in the right direction.