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JULY 5, 2011 02:37 PM
NEast Philly
Neighborhood news for working-class Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — While still an undergraduate journalism major at Temple University, Shannon McDonald launched the hyperlocal NEast Philly, an online only news source that provides daily coverage for the Northeast section of Philadelphia. In the site's own words, NEast Philly offers "daily news, analysis, multimedia, columns and commentary on everything that interests the proud, working-class neighborhoods of The NEast."
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JUNE 30, 2011 12:51 PM
Hollywood Elsewhere
One man channeling a "daily stream-of-Hollywood-consciousness"
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — The summer of 2011 is shaping up to be a pretty grim one for curmudgeonly film blogger Jeffrey Wells. Wells, who opines daily on film and the movie industry on his website Hollywood Elsewhere, hates the special effects-packed event flicks that Joe Popcorns, as he calls them, seem to love. And this summer has offered Joe P. more...
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JUNE 30, 2011 11:50 AM
The Los Angeles Review of Books
A book review section for a post-print age
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Tom Lutz, nonfiction author and creative writing professor, offers a startling statistic about the book business on his new website: "twenty times as many titles are published each year than were in 1980, and we have one twentieth of the serious book reviews." The Los Angeles Review of Books, an online magazine launched by Lutz in April 2011, is his...
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JUNE 29, 2011 12:03 PM
PatersonPress.com
Hard news meets hyperlocal in Paterson, N.J.
PATERSON, NEW JERSEY — PatersonPress.com, a hyperlocal news site for Paterson, N.J., brings an old-school mentality to a new era of journalism. Editor Joe Malinconico said that traditional, shoe leather reporting is what makes Paterson Press shine. That's also what won the site two New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists awards only eight months after it launched. Paterson Press launched in October 2010...
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JUNE 28, 2011 01:18 PM
New Haven Independent
Connecticut-based leader in nonprofit community news
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT — The nonprofit New Haven Independent, which has been delivering serious-minded local news to residents of New Haven, Conn., and the surrounding area since 2005, takes a lot of pride in how it interacts with the community. In fact, the site's editor maintains that its readers are as integral to the editorial process as its reporters. "Our readers do our typos,"...
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JUNE 20, 2011 04:22 PM
FITSNews
Impolitic South Carolina political news
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — In May 2010, Will Folks, the onetime spokesman for South Carolina governor Mark Sanford, sparked a sex scandal as juicy as his former boss's trip to the Appalachian Trail (by way of Buenos Aires). That month, Folks claimed he had had an "inappropriate physical relationship" with State Representative Nikki Haley--then running in a competitive Republican primary for...
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JUNE 14, 2011 09:53 AM
Watershed Post
News and environmental reporting for the Catskills
DELHI, NEW YORK — The Watershed Post, an online news source for five counties in upstate New York, made a splash last fall with its real-time coverage of widespread flooding that swept one woman to her death in the Neversink River. Its editors call this back country in the Catskill Mountains a "news desert," mostly bereft of local media coverage,...
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JUNE 13, 2011 04:27 PM
All Over Albany
Conversational news, events, and culture for the New York capital region
ALBANY, NEW YORK — All Over Albany is a conversation starter. The Albany, N.Y.-based blog covers local news, events, and culture with a mission to provide its readers with fodder for a casual but informed exchange. Editors Mary Darcy and Greg Dahlmann created the site in 2008 after working together at WAMC Northeast Public Radio. At the time, they sensed that there was a...
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JUNE 8, 2011 12:17 PM
Ars Technica
The old guard of tech news, mixing context, the long view, and a sense of humor
NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Since its founding in 1998, Ars Technica has grown to become a trusted, go-to source for news, reviews, and information about scientific advancements, technological breakthroughs, video gaming, tech policy, gadgetry, software, hardware, and everything in between. However, Ken Fisher, the site's Massachusetts-based founder and editor-in-chief, claims Ars Technica's success as one of the oldest and largest tech-focused websites isn't...
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JUNE 7, 2011 11:27 AM
Twin Cities Daily Planet
Citizen-powered local news for Minneapolis and St. Paul
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — The Twin Cities Daily Planet focuses on a combination of neighborhood-level news and coverage of progressive, social justice-related issues in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. But it wants to be more than just a news-gathering operation. The Daily Planet is just as committed to creating journalists--or, perhaps more accurately, citizens who engage with their communities through journalism--as it is to publishing them,...
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JUNE 3, 2011 11:38 AM
Seattle PostGlobe
Seattle-centric reporting and aggregation, and a place for former Post-Intelligencer staffers to practice their craft
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — When the Seattle Post-Intelligencer laid off nearly all its staff and went online-only in March of 2009, metro reporter Kery Murakami found himself suddenly out of a job. Saddled with an uncertain future and wide open schedule, Murakami wasted little time in establishing the Seattle PostGlobe, an online-only news source that launched just a month after the Post-Intelligencer shut down its...
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JUNE 1, 2011 12:33 PM
Theme Park Insider
News and reviews for theme park enthusiasts
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA — Since Disneyland opened in 1955, Americans and pleasure-seekers the world over have flocked to the variety of theme parks that now occupy mega-park epicenters like Orlando, Florida. and Anaheim, California. With options ranging from Universal Studios to Disney World to Busch Gardens, the vacation planning process can at times seem daunting. Pasadena-based Theme Park Insider aims to take the edge off...
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MAY 31, 2011 11:48 AM
Street Fight
A news source for the burgeoning hyperlocal industry
BOULDER, COLORADO — A site named "Street Fight" has to deliver action, and the brand new site dedicated to covering the hyperlocal industry expects to do just that-- though it's probably not the kind of action a teenager who stumbles onto the site after a Google search would expect. Hyperlocal is becoming big business. While the term usually refers to local news, Street Fight...
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MAY 27, 2011 11:50 AM
Broward Bulldog
Nonprofit investigative journalism for Broward County, Fla.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA — Few states have been hit so hard by the newspaper downturn as Florida. In 2009, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel cut 20 percent of its staff. The same year, McClatchy's Miami Herald cut nearly 200 jobs and stopped distributing its international edition in South America and the Caribbean. Then, in 2011, the paper killed another fifteen jobs and...
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MAY 26, 2011 04:06 PM
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
A one-man investigative unit in the heartland
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KANSAS — If you head to the "leadership" page of the website for the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting you will see profiles of an impressively large Board of Directors. There are professors and consultants and attorneys, all smiling into camera alongside slabs of striking qualifications. Under the heading "staff," though, you will find just one name: Mike Sherry. Sherry,...
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Hollywood Elsewhere
One man channeling a “daily stream-of-Hollywood-consciousness”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA -- The summer of 2011 is shaping up to be a pretty grim one for curmudgeonly film blogger Jeffrey Wells. Wells, who opines daily on film and the movie industry on his website Hollywood Elsewhere, hates the special effects-packed event flicks that Joe Popcorns, as he calls them, seem to love. "Comic-Con culture is one of the worst things to happen to movies. It's catering to fanboys who want the same stories told over again," he says. Then he takes it one step further: "I've used the metaphor that I'd like to strafe the Comic-Con faithful in an F4 Phantom Jet."
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