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“If we can cultivate this community of conscientious, civically engaged people, we know they’re also looking for ways to take action.”
“We wanted to focus on neighborhoods and we wanted to have a membership model. We didn’t get to do it our way at DNA, at least on the business side. So we said, ‘Let’s just do it our way now.'”
Hoodline is focused on the local stories that can be found by mining large data sets, whether from city governments or from private companies like Yelp and Zumper.
The Bristol Cable now has a solid stable of members who can be involved in every stage — from pitching story ideas to assisting in investigations to delivering the quarterly print paper.
Other options include going nonprofit or launching a free, ad-supported site.
The Tyler Loop fashions itself as a data-savvy, digital alt-weekly for the growing, increasingly diverse city of Tyler.
The news site has an unusual policy on crime reporting: No names or mugshots of those arrested unless they’re public figures, the arrest is judged to be a public emergency, or its reporters are able to interview the accused directly.
It’s exploring how to get more people to care about local government, while trying to make enough money to build on the types of coverage that get residents interested and involved.