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Four Online Community News Sites Expand Coverage

Dec. 17, 2008, 12:43 p.m., Posted by Knight Foundation

From the press release:

Four online community news sites will expand their local reporting staffs and bring their communities more content, with a combined $390,000 investment from Knight. The grants aim to help the non-profit sites draw a larger audience by providing more local news, a key to their long-term viability.

 

The four recipients are:

* MinnPost, which provides news and analysis, including video and audio, from experienced journalists primarily in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
* voiceofsandiego.org, the only professionally-staffed, nonprofit online news site in California.
* Chi-town Daily News, which uses citizen journalists and staff reporters to cover Chicago's 75 neighborhoods.
* St. Louis Beacon, which emphasizes local news on its site founded by veteran journalists, and partners with its local public TV station.

 

Today on Knight Pulse, Scott Lewis of voiceofsandiego.org talks about impact and online journalism:


What do you think about these models of online community news?
What does the future of online journalism look like to you?