In recent years, Journalism scholars and practitioners in the U.K. have been paying close attention to experiments in the U.S. to foster collaboration between community news sites and larger mainstream media outlets.
This was a key topic at the Community Journalism Conference at Cardiff University in Wales, Jan. 16, 2012. To help spur this discussion, J-Lab’s Jan Schaffer was invited to present findings on the report, “Networked Journalism: What Works.”
Dominic Gilbert writes about the J-Lab report in Journalism.co.uk in his article, “Lessons from the US on news outlet partnerships.”
Gibert notes in the article that J-Lab has been at the forefront of projects to link hyperlocal news sites with larger media outlets.