A Powerful Tool for Local Journalism: Contextualized News on a Map: Alexis Madrigal, like many who have commented so far, are impressed with Tackable’s tablet news map app. Me, too.
Susan Mernit relays a question from one community member in Oakland. According to the available data, the answer appears to be a resounding “no.” Can you gentrify the local web?
Thinking of going it alone in the hyperlocal journalism world? Start here, and take notes on how Howard Owens has embedded himself in the community he covers. Q and A with Howard Owens of The Batavian
A deep look into what’s running a hyperlocal startup in Ann Arbor. WordPress, Twitter, the Elks Club: 10 new routines at a news startup
Hyperlocal news from Madrid neighborhoods, built with WordPress. Somos Malasaña!
Carlos Virgen rounds up some thoughts on wiki use by news organizations, but I always get the feeling that most reporters and editors stop reading at the word “wikitorial,” freak out, and hide under the desks. Still here? Good. Carlos has a great idea about using a wiki as a “contextual archive” for related stories. […]
Check out the redesigned Placeblogger a 2007 Knight News Challenge winner. The aggregation-by-location niche seems to be blowing up lately, especially as startups try to hitch their maps to the iPhone’s wagon, but Placeblogger feels like real live humans are writing blog posts in real live places. I like that. via the Knight Foundation Blog. […]
An independent placeblog in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Among other features, there’s a group Twitter account. hburgnews.com
I’ve been a little busy for the last week or so moving across the country, although going weeks between posts isn’t really anything new here, eh? As always, I’m posting to Twitter far more often than I could hope to blog here. While I’m slammed with life and work busy-ness, please check out the following […]
Want to see a page of local blogs aggregated and mapped by location? Sure you do. And you want it to just work. Outside.in is working on it… SXSW: Steven Johnson Unveils Outside.in Newsfeed – The Praized Blog