Bloggy, Bloggy Seattle: A Roadmap
Great rundown on the fertile Seattle news start-up landscape by Seattle PI’s Monica Guzman. Profiling West Seattle Blog (one of the sites Jeff Jarvis points to, in proving the New Local can be done profitably), Crosscut, Next Door Media, TechFlash. Publicola, InvestigateWest and NeighborLogs, it’s a must-read for anyone questioning the vitality of emerging local media. These are passionate, talented people, and Seattle is perhaps the best example of the ferment found in the remaking of news media as we it.
Says Cory Bergman, the multi-talented dervish behind Next Door Media (with his wife Kate) and who serves, by day, as new product director at MSNBC (which last year bought Everyblock): “We’re a journalism company. I think that makes us unique in the world of hyperlocal right now. This is a very competitive space with a lot of moving parts”.