Monday, December 22, 2008

Online Community News Sites to Expand Coverage

Monday, December 22, 2008

Four online community news sites will expand their local reporting staffs and bring their communities more content with a combined $390,000 investment from the Miami-based Knight Foundation. "As the news industry cuts costs by reducing staff - including local reporters - citizens are receiving less of the news they need to lead informed lives and hold their governments accountable," said Gary Kebbel, Knight's journalism program director. "These young, online-only sites help fill the void and offer the information needed to make decisions."

To see more about these grants click here
And to visit the four news sites, click below:

MinnPost, which provides news and analysis, including video and audio, from experienced journalists primarily in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area., 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.

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