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More competition for the local news sweet spot
January 4, 2007, 3:03 pm
Filed under: blogs, citizen journalism, journalism, online, participation

Jay Rosen writes about Placeblogger, an aggregation site for placeblogs.

What’s a placeblog? I thought you’d never ask.

Placeblogs … are about something broader than news alone. They’re about the lived experience of a place. That experience may be news, or it may simply be about that part of our lives that isn’t news but creates the texture of our daily lives: our commute, where we eat, conversations with our neighbors, the irritations and delights of living in a particular place among particular people. However, when news happens in a community, placeblogs often cover those events in unique and nontraditional ways, and provide a community watercooler to discuss those events. (From the FAQ.)

I mentioned placeblogs here in August 2006. They are not new, but Placeblogger provides a one-stop portal to them.

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