Saturday, August 27, 2005


NEWSPAPERS: A lesson for community journalism: the Point Reyes Light

The Online Journalism Review website at the University of Southern California posts a story by David LaFontaine about the Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly Point Reyes (Calif.) Light. LaFontaine recounts how readers have bailed out the financially-ailing paper, and then adds excerpts from an interview with former San Francisco Chronicle website guru-turned-news-industry-critic Bob Cauthorn. Includes many useful cross-links and the full text of the LaFontaine's interview with Cauthorn. The overall message: Listening to readers, and integrating web and print may save community "watchdog" journalism.
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