Miro Local TV is a new project from the Participatory Culture Foundation, creators of the popular Internet TV application Miro, to help people find and discuss local online video. The project is funded by a $589,000 grant from Knight.
PCF Founder Holmes Wilson talks about the project:
From the press release:
"Budgets or local TV and print journalism are declining, threatening the vitality of cities and towns," said Nicholas Reville, the foundation's executive director. "But the explosion of viewer-created web video gives us a powerful new way to do local journalism.'
Each site will bring together relevant video from local videobloggers and sites like YouTube, using a combination of automation and expertise from staff at partnering private or public access stations. Curators at the partner station will develop a set of keywords that identify neighborhoods, local landmarks or venues.
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