Mario Garcia and Everyblock

Journalism / Article

Spurred by recent comments on our July 31st Knight Blog entry about his work, Mario Garcia posted on the Garcia Media blog yesterday asking readers what they think about four organizations Knight Blog commenter Robert Ivan cited as innovative:

Rob Curley and The Las Vegas SunAdrian Holovaty and Everyblock – Alan Taylor and The Big Picture – The New York Times audio slide shows (NYT Multimedia)

One of the four, Everyblock, is a “news feed for your block” and a Knight News Challenge winner. As we’ve posted previously, Everyblock continues to add cities to its roster (most recently, Boston, Seattle, and Washington, DC), delivering information about crimes, news articles, and road construction, among other data sets, as well as special reports.

What do you think about these four projects?

As Garcia writes:

Dear readers, as I am not familiarized thoroughly with the innovators mentioned by Robert Ivan, I ask you to enter the dialog and contribute your comments on them, and what you think makes them special. I am sure we can learn tremendously if we profile these cases and benefit from their experience. All of us are interested in reviewing products that have encountered success via experimentation and it is my hope that we can profile these four innovators in future blogs. I need your help to do so! If those involved in these products wish to engage in dialog through this platform, I would appreciate that as well.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and join the discussion in the Garcia Media post comments.