Steve Outing at Poynter.org links to WestportNow, a community news site running on a blog engine which has been going for two years now. It’s really nice, but the immediate question I had while looking at it was: how do I file a story? If this is a community site, where do I tell you about my community?
And then I had a dread thought: what if WestportNow is really good partly because it doesn’t encourage massive community filing? It certainly seems to be professionally run – a former CBS News reporter is behind it, and he’s also leader of the city council – so maybe there’s a little legacy media/political control freakery going on.
But overall, it’s very nice. Check out the pics of Eartha Kitt crashing her Range Rover!