Tag: placeblogger

by Lisa Williams

…it is hard to imagine what America would look like without the small and shrinking number of people who engage in painstaking, firsthand research in order to separate the truth from the body of supposed facts, and who keep the rest of us honest. That’s what David Samuels wrote about John Coster-Mullens, the author of [...] more »

by Lisa Williams

Now, I had something all ready to post, but I loved Chris O’Brien’s post on Mistakes I Made With The Next Newsroom Project that I’m going to do one of my own. I’ve been working on Placeblogger, a 2007 News Challenge Winner, with Tish Grier, over the past year and a half. Like a lot [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

Placeblogger, a Knight News Challenge winner from 2007, has launched a new design and announced that it is now indexing more than 3,000 "placeblogs" — Web sites that deliver, as founder Lisa Williams puts it, "an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time … about the lived experience of a place." The [...] more »

by Lisa Williams

Placeblogger launched on January 1, 2007. Done on a shoestring budget using open source tools, Placeblogger let people find and see the large and growing number of placeblogs — weblogs devoted to a particular geographic community. Placeblogger’s origins can be traced back to a lunch in an Italian restaurant in San Francisco, in June of [...] more »