Placeblogger launched on Monday as a Web site to link hyperlocal (and citizen) news sites together. In doing research for my thesis on citizen journalism, I found it hard to find a comprehensive list of these Web sites. If it’s hard to find the links to the sites, imagine how hard it is for these sites to connect and learn from each other.
As part of Placeblogger’s launch, they posted the top 10 “placeblogs” in the country:
1. Baristanet, Montclair, NJ
2. Edhat, Santa Barbara, CA
3. Fresno Famous, Fresno, CA
4. Westport Now, Westport, CT
5. ChiTown Daily News, Chicago, IL
6. New Haven Independent, New Haven, CT
7. Gotham Gazette, New York, NY
8. Philly Future, Philadelphia, PA
9. MNSpeak, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
10. Duke City Fix, Albuquerque, NM
Obviously, we at WestportNow are quite pleased with the listing.
Jay Rosen has more on Placeblogger on PressThink.