Arkansas Government eNewsroom

by Ray Matthews on December 01, 2003 at 04:10 PM

Arkansas has joined the growing number of states syndicating agency produced headlines for its citizenry using RSS. The Arkansas Government eNewsRoom is a news portal featuring a RSS 0.91 feed that indexes news releases in PDF format.

News can be filtered by categories such as "business" and "natural resources" and then sorted by either by creating agency or date. The most recent headlines are also parsed to the homepage (formerly AccessArkansas). Because the service appears to be limited to formal press releases and may not yet have full agency participation, the news is not yet comprehensive nor current. Only three stories were published in the past month and all were from a single agency.

The eNewsroom is a service produced for the state by The Information Network of Arkansas (INA). Arkansas participates, as does Utah, in the National Information Consortium (NIC) managed network of state and local government portals.