Yahoo’s purchase of a 17-year-old’s app that summarizes news articles into byte-sized chunks doesn’t mean journalists need to write short and sweet. They can, but there’s still room for long and meaty. It’s all in the quality of writing, even in our mobile, techified age.
VIDEO: Student journalist recounts experience covering protesters at Obama inaugural.
Rob Denton, a junior at the University of Colorado’s Journalism and Mass Communications program and one of the managing editors of www.cuindependent.com, was one of 14 students chosen to help cover Barack Obama’s second inauguration for PBS Newshour. Here’s a 10-minute video he produced about his experience covering protests by Westboro Baptist Church.
That’s 100 hyperlocal sites out of 900 that are making money. It’s a very long haul for AOL to make Patch a business model that works. I still wish ‘em luck, since AOL was the first to try a form of “hyperlocal” way back in the day, in 1996, when I ran Digital City Denver for them….