More than 7,000 placeblogs have launched around the country. Thousands more hyperlocal community news sites are now covering town and school board meetings that have never been covered before – not even in the heyday of American journalism. Building on the J-Lab report: “New Voices: What Works,” the development of a new citizen media site directory, insights from Placeblogger.com and more, we examine what is working in terms of content and sustainability.
Moderating: Jan Schaffer, J-Lab Executive Director, American University
Lisa Williams, CEO and Founder, Placeblogger.com
Nicole Hollway, General Manager, St. Louis Beacon
David Boraks, Founder/Editor, DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net, North Carolina
Funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.