Posted by jessdrkn on April 3, 2010
Location: Ithaca, New York
Focus: the “Ithaca Indy” independent community news outlet serving Ithaca, in upstate New York; information categories include City, Life, Crime, Business, Sports, Opinion, Resources
Started: January 2010
Staff: founded by Ed Sutherland, a 20-year journalist; request for contributors
The goal is to bring news coverage closer to the citizens through numerous avenues, including Twitter and Facebook. Although we embrace modern technology, we remain steadfast in publishing quality journalism, following traditional practices. This is not a blog, where commentary mixes with fact. Nor is it an amateurish enterprise. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and hope our readers will keep us on our toes. Opinion is limited to the opinion pages.
Sample stories: “Ithaca Police Make Check Forgery Arrest”; “Ithaca College Names Park School Dean”; “‘Shock Doctrine’ Author to Visit Ithaca”; “Ithaca Elementary School Among Food SafetyViolators”; “Airport Receives $336k FAA Grant”
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Posted by jessdrkn on January 13, 2010
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Focus: community news, hyperlocal info around Southern Brooklyn; original reporting, links to nearby placeblogs, traditional media outlets, ex: NYT; information categories include Arts & Culture, Business, Food, Education, Events, News & Features, Opinion, Police & Fire
Started: May 2008
Staff: founded by Ned Berke, who is editor and publisher; associate editor is Ray Johnson
…Many of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods still filled with genuine Brooklynites feature local characters and compelling, complex issues, but are going under-reported in both the established media and the nebulous Brooklyn blogroll. And while most of our neighbors sink further into either apathy or Monday morning quarterback-style governance, our communities are going on without us. They’re leaving their flair and character behind and moving forward in erratic, worrisome ways.Now it’s time we steal from the digital toolbox, and present our neighbors with useful, well-explained information and foster debate on the issues of our day.
Community meetings, development issues, local politics, interesting people, happenings and cool new places — these are just some of the topics the Bite will sink its teeth into. And what will set us apart from any other great blogs in the area is our humor and irreverence, blended in with the same passion and concern that comes from our colleagues.
Sample posts: “Sheepshead Bay Station’s mural artist passes away”; “Halikarnas restaurant closed by DOH”; “Luxury Dental office coming to Ave Z”; “Taking ‘South Brooklyn’ back for the good guys” re-published (from BK Southie), contributed opinion piece on place identity; “City embarks on salty slaughter” article about sodium in foods regulation; “Two killed, Gravesend man arrested in Belt Pkwy crash” with excerpt from NYT story
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Posted by jessdrkn on November 4, 2009
Location: Nassau County, New York (Long Island)
Focus: news and information covering Hempstead, Uniondale, Roosevelt, and Garden City municipalities; heavy multimedia; sections include news, business, politics, sports, features, and religion
Started: February 2009
Staff: student project of Hofstra University School of Communication undergraduate and graduate journalism program led by Assistant Professor Mo Krochmal
From About Us
Located in Dempster Hall, Nassau News Live starts with the goal of creating a trusted serious news website and fostering new connections between Hofstra and the people living in the surrounding communities while enhancing the education of journalism students with the opportunity to work in a 21st Century news organization.
Students will collaborate to produce and report area news in real time with a combination of pressure-tested live blogging and live video webcasting as well as multimedia interactive news packages, information graphics and digital and still photography.
Sample Stories: “Supporters, Staffers of Nassau County Democratic Party Celebrate, Wallow, and Wait on Election Night”; “Mayor Hall discusses Village of Hempstead’s waning recession”; “Restaurant servers finding a tough economy”; “Unofficial Nassau County election results”; “Nassau County high school football playoffs announced”
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Posted by jessdrkn on October 27, 2009
Location: New Castle (Westchester County), New York
Focus: “News & Opinion Weekly”; community news and information; extensive municipal boards coverage; sections include Front Page, Photo Gallery, Letters to the Editor, Op-Ed, Town, Government, Schedules & Agendas, Sports, People, Volunteer Ops
Staff: 4 — editor, managing editor, copy editor and advertising director; approximately 130 contributors
Sample stories: “Town board will hire consultant to assess town-wide real property revaluation”; “Teen drinking party results in arrest of Chappaqua dad”; “Bridge construction update, some nighttime closings to move big materials”; “Greeley Boys Varsity Soccer – League Champions!”; bulletin: “Lost toy poodle: Simone”
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