- Dec. 1, 2007 Nieman Reports
In rural Dutton, Montana, 80 people showed up last fall, wooed by a notion of starting a local news site for this newspaperless town of 375 people. Months later, the community celebrated the launch of the Dutton Country Courier, DuttonCC.org.
- Nov. 13, 2007 Newspaper Association of America
In 2005, Lisa Williams launched a hyperlocal news site for her newfound community of Watertown, Mass. Writing with wry, self-deprecating humor, she called it h2otown.info and it was an instant hit.
- Nov. 1, 2005 Articles | Nieman Reports
New media initiatives emerge when citizens feel ‘shortchanged, bereft or angered by their available media choices.’
- Mar. 1, 2005 Articles | Nieman Reports
Civic journalism is growing and evolving rapidly because it makes a deliberate attempt to reach out to citizens. Civic journalism can take the form of town meetings–“real” or “electronic”–or watching CSPAN, going on-line or attending focus groups.
- Sep. 1, 2003 Articles | Nieman Reports
A report on race reporting by civic journalists highlights some common approaches.
- Sep. 1, 2002 Articles | Survival Guide For Women Editors
As a federal court reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer, I got a tip one Friday that something big was going to happen that would “involve the Halls of Congress.”
- Sep. 1, 2000 Articles | National Civic Review
In its first effort at inventing a new relationship between the newsroom and the Internet, New Hampshire Public Radio came up with an elegantly logical idea. It created an on-line Tax Calculator that last year helped state residents actually compute the cost of different tax reform measures to their own pocketbooks.
- Jun. 24, 1996 Articles | Nation’s Cities Weekly
In Charlotte, N.C., more than 1,000 citizens have responded to lists of critical needs in nine of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. The newspaper collected the lists from neighborhood residents as part of what became its award-series, “Talking Back Our Neighborhoods.”
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