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In the Era of Networked Local Journalism, Everyone Can Contribute

Patrick Kitano

In the Era of Networked Local Journalism, Everyone Can Contribute

A big opportunity exists for local publishers and media networks to curate and aggregate everything happening in a locality. This is the journalism of inclusion. If local contributors are curated and authorized to post in real time, content distribution is more efficient. As readers learn to understand this format, local media starts to look more like a community bulletin board, with users expected to factor in the credibility of the posters…

‘Legacy’ Media in Phoenix Reach Out to Communities

Tom Grubisich

‘Legacy’ Media in Phoenix Reach Out to Communities

Earlier this year, the Gannett-owned Arizona Republic and its sister TV station, KPNX, went hyperlocal in an audacious way. The metro region’s two major “legacy” media embarked on a plan to grow editorial contributors from the community — the affluent, well-educated and rapidly growing East Valley, including the city of Scottsdale. So how is this experiment going six months later? To find out, I put some questions to John Triplett, the content partnership editor at the Republic…