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There's an interesting battle shaping up in the "hyper-local" online journalism market, at least in the New York and New Jersey area. The New York Times confirmed on Monday that it is launching a new project called The Local, in co-operation with journalism students at the City University of New York. The network of local…

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For lots of people I know (including me, I have to admit) Google News has effectively become their online newspaper. I don't know where it stacks up in terms of news portals, and whether Yahoo News or MSN have bigger market share, but for many the day starts with a browse through Google's version of…

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Adrian Holovaty -- the guy behind the ChicagoCrime-Google Maps mashup, and now the launch of EveryBlock -- is a smart guy. And not just when it comes to things like coding, but in the way he thinks about media. When we think of journalism and the "news" business, we often just think about the obvious…

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After my recent posts on hyper-local journalism as well as NowPublic and the failure of Backfence, I got some comments from K. Paul Mallasch, a former Gannett journalist who runs a small, local "citizen journalism" or "networked journalism" site called MuncieFreePress.com in Muncie, Indiana. We exchanged emails about the failure of Backfence and about the…

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Through some bizarre confluence of events, we have not one but two restrospectives on two separate citizen journalism or "crowdsourced" media projects today -- Backfence, which recently announced it was shutting down, and Assignment Zero, which was the joint venture between Jay Rosen's NewAssignment.net and Wired magazine, run by my mesh friend Jeff Howe --…

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