Americans are increasingly using internet tools to keep informed about what is happening in their communities, according to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Hearst is shutting the Seattle Post-Intelligencer down as a printed newspaper, with its last edition Tuesday, and becoming the first major media company to convert a metropolitan daily newspaper into an online only edition. Larry Kramer points out the upside of the Seattle paper’s end on The Daily Beast: “If Hearst is right, they will [...]
philly.com has launched a redesigned site, with a more modern design and more emphasis on video and interactivity. You can read readers reactions here.
MediaShift has a great guide to the various hyper-local news efforts online — from the independent startups to placeblogs to mainstream media efforts.
A Finnish news publisher, Sanoma Digital, has launched a user-generated news website and solicits material that gets published in a a series of weekly free newspapers.