Monday, March 2, 2009

NYT Launches Local Citizen Journalist Platform

The NYTimes announced a citizen journalism section of the site today called "The Local" in a few neighborhoods in Brooklyn and New Jersey. It is going to use CUNY J-School students, NYTimes reporters and neighborhood residents to compile the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of events happening in those areas.

LOL. All the sudden the Times decides they want to interact with the unwashed masses? What, they don't want to be the "official word" anymore? Or wait, they still do, they just want to also piggyback off news blogs' success.

Last grasps at relevancy!!!

*sigh* I'm sure once they come out with an E. Village one I'll read it daily/want to write for it.

-Jess

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