COLLEGE STATION — Living Room, a site designed to help media with lifestyle-, economic- and feature-related materials on a broad range of subjects, makes its official debut on the World Wide Web this month.
Living Room is the latest creation from the Agricultural Communications-News and Public Affairs team of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. It may be found at http://agnews.tamu.edu/livingroom
“Living Room was created to showcase Extension’s programs that are based on living in Texas. The common perception is that Extension is all about agriculture, but that’s just not so. Our programs encompass a wide variety of subjects like passenger safety, money management, consumer economic trends, the 4-H program and nutrition,” said Living Room Editor Melanie Maxcey.
Much like a newspaper’s Sunday lifestyle edition, Living Room has a main feature with art and three additional sections titled Creature Comforts, Refreshment and Leaflets.
Graphic designer Blanca Jackson has engineered the page so that all graphics and icons can be downloaded as GIF files.
“The entire section can be downloaded onto your computer,” Jackson said. “The GIF files, especially the feature graphic, are the perfect solution for people who need art with their stories.”
The new Web site is a direct result of Extension’s continuous efforts to provide higher education to the citizens of Texas, Maxcey noted.
“We hope Living Room will be a useful tool for all. Extension programs are geared to help everyone — parents, children, public servants, private citizens. The stories here will be informative features and breaking news about issues that face us all,” Maxcey said.
For more information, call Maxcey at (979) 845-2895 or email m- firstname.lastname@example.org.