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New technologies have redefined the relationship between news producers and consumers and among media organizations. Here are examples of how some organizations are developing innovative new ways to interact with their audiences, collaborate with them and to partner with fellow news producers. What else do you think should be listed here? Weigh in, suggest a resource and let us know why you think it’s helpful.

Michele McLellan’s List of Hyperlocal News Sites

Block by Block founder Michele McLellan’s pioneering work brings a first-to-market comprehensive list of new media hyperlocal publishers, mapping the emerging taxonomy.

Project Vote Smart

Providing “unbiased information on over 40,000 candidates and officials,” Project Vote Smart is an independent source tracking those “who govern or those who wish to replace those who do.”

Local Yokel Media

With a mission of “making local online advertising work better for local publishers and local advertisers,” this is an industry-wise team expanding its reach to fuel local publishing.


A powerful crowdsourcing tool, SeeClickFix documents issues that “become the seeds for news stories, investigative reports, and citizen advocacy pieces.” Check out their text and map widget!

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR)

Chronicling journalism for half a century, the CJR outs trends and offers analysis from a wide range of experts on the evolving, expanding field of journalism.

Ten Nonprofit Funding Models

Beneficiaries are not customers: A sharp and specific guide to nonprofit business models offering insight to more effectively run or build one.

Investigative News Network

Networking nonprofit investigative news outlets to leverage resources and know-how.

Electronic Frontier Foundation

A long-established, donor-supported membership organization fighting to protect fundamental freedoms in the electronic, networked world.


“Unlocking the power of text,” DiscoverText offers new analytic tools to mine text including public comments, FOIA processing, legal eDiscovery, social media, research and more.


“Your guide to good journalism.” Special for elections: investigative reporting plus community/crowd fact-checks hoping to help keep politicos honest.
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