Tag Archives: community news sites

Meet Front Porch Forum

By Kathleen Majorsky Front Porch Forum (FPF) is an online space that serves small towns and neighborhoods in just about a third of Vermont. Each FPF helps improve Vermont’s local community ecosystem. Hosting these neighborhood conversations leads to face-to-face interaction … Continue reading

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Who is Block by Block? Meet Suzanne McBride at Austin Talks

Kathleen Majorsky, a journalist who worked with Michele McLellan and Janet Coats at RJI, is writing a series of posts called “Who is Block by Block?”  for The Patterson Foundation website to introduce the foundation community to the sites and … Continue reading

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Images: Indie hyperlocal newsrooms as individual as the sites

Below is a sample of community news and hyperlocal newsrooms from around the country. Publishers and editors in the Block by Block network responded to a request for newsroom photos. Here is the first installment. Submit a photo of your … Continue reading

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News publishers: Shafer has it wrong about ‘hyperloco’

This week Slate.com media columnist Jack Shafer posted a pair of articles about the emerging hyperlocal news space. The first post, “Hyperloco: Why I find AOL’s Patch sites so off-putting”, took a shot at Shafer’s local Patch.com site in suburban … Continue reading

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