I’m sorry to say that I’ve kind of dropped the ball on our local
journalism project. In all honesty, I’ve just got too many things going
on to give it the time it needs, and I was hoping that someone would
kind of pick up the idea and run with it. I think Jeff has been way too busy too.
The good news is that local community journalism seems to be gaining in
momentum. Cyberjournalist.net asks “A Local Media Revolution?” and goes
on to link to a number of sites where the latest media model is to
collect news and views from residents and then publish them in a
variety of forms. Pegasus News is one of the latest entrants, along with Backfence.com. According to one of the developers of Backfence,
Our vision is to create sites that offer extremely local coverage,
written almost entirely by the readers, using blogs, wikis, and other
formats to allow people to share community news and information with
their neighbors in a friendly, ad-supported environment distributed via
the Web, RSS, and other online media.
More meme spreading, and more people “getting” the potential of the read/write Web.