Reporters weigh in: What they value on government websites

‚ÄčThe S.C. Press Association asked reporters around the state to weigh in on the most valuable resources they find on government websites. Bottom line: The more information online, the better for the newspaper and the public.

  • Searchable reports, databases, charts and spreadsheets (Excel and PDF formats).
  • Direct contact information and  downloadable high resolution headshots of current city
  • Municipal budgets, meeting minutes, agendas, check registries.
  • Archived videos of meetings.
  • Links to the city's social media.
  • Accurate and current information that is clearly organized. (Avoid having a site that is not kept up to date.)
  • Easy navigation (more important than flashy graphics).
  • Supplementary documents when adding PDFs of meeting minutes and agendas.