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  • Neon Tommy – Q&A with Founder Marc Cooper

    May. 31, 2012 Jessica Durkin

    A Q&A with Marc Cooper, the digital news director at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He founded Neon Tommy, a student-run news site that provides a hands-on news reporting and writing experience while serving up a range of web-only content.

  • No One Way to View Hyperlocal News Sites

    Oct. 27, 2011 Ari PinkusAri Pinkus

    J-Lab Project Manager, Ari Pinkus, attended this week’s Street Fight Summit 2011 in New York, learning that hyperlocal news is a complex and diverse field. Here’s her report.

  • Answers for the Kinds of Questions Hyperlocal News Sites Have

    Jun. 30, 2011 Ben IlfeldBen Ilfeld

    The Sacramento Press news site got a new metrics dashboard, helping the COO get a better handle on his readers and contributors. As he learned, many of his assumptions about site use were wrong.

  • New Stewardship Model for Journalism

    Apr. 27, 2011 Andrew

    The merger of and the Vermont Journalism Trust has led to $88,000 in support in just five months — and caused the industry to take note of an emerging stewardship model.

  • Underground Story Bubbles Up in Pittsburgh Newsroom

    Mar. 31, 2011 Andrew Pergam

    With funding from J-Lab’s Networked Journalism initiative, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editors set about to rethink, alongside others, how the organization could cover Marcellus Shale, a massive topic to their region.

  • Retha Hill Augments Reality

    Mar. 21, 2011 Andrew PergamRetha Hill

    After winning a New Media Women Entrepreneur award, Retha Hill set about to build a Mobile Black History app that uses Augmented Reality to raise awareness of historic locations.

  • Updates: New Voices Sites See Strong Content and Bottom Line Growth

    Feb. 8, 2011 Andrew PergamNew Voices

    Stories about financial success and strong content top the latest news from our New Voices grantees, including Grosse Pointe Today, Oregon Arts Watch, Madison Commons and others.

  •’s Server Meltsdown in Wake of Mass Shooting

    Jan. 11, 2011 Andrew PergamTuscon Citizen

    As news of the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson coursed through the web, quickly became hobbled after breaking the news.  Editor Mark Evans explains what happened next.

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