August 22, 2004
Hyperlocal Online Journalism Can Work
Students at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism have been conducting a terrific experiment in what some are calling "hyperlocal citizens; media." As I reported in my book, they set up a site called "goskokie" ("news for the people, by the people") to cover the Chicago suburb of Skokie. Working with local people, they've created something valuable.
Now they've written a paper with recommendations (1.5MB PDF) on how it can be done. There's lots of solid advice here.
One gripe. I can't find the paper on the Web in HTML. It's really unfortunate to make people download a clumsy PDF to read something that would have worked better -- with links, etc. -- in HTML.
(Via Steve Rubel)
Posted by Dan at August 22, 2004 02:07 PM
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