What a great idea! It is exciting to live in a city on the leading edge of innovation. Here is another example of a partnership that may become the industry standard in years to come:
Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University assesses the Charlottesville Tomorrow-Daily Progress partnership
-Post By Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Thursday, October 8, 2009In a story today, the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University shares an early assessment of the Charlottesville Tomorrow-Daily Progress partnership which began in August 2009.
In my interview with Mac Slocum, he confirmed what I have heard from other experts around the country, that this partnership is unique. Unique in the nature of reporting being provided by an independent non-profit organization to a daily newspaper, but also in Charlottesville Tomorrow’s longevity four years as a hyperlocal “new media” organization. Nieman staff also gave our partnership some much appreciated national attention when they mentioned it in a September interview for a New York Times article related to the PBS show Frontline.