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NY Times moving into Neighborhood Blogs

Posted on Friday, February 27, 2009 by No comments yet

Looks like the New York Times is moving into the neighborhood-online world, according to this post

The New York Times (NYT) will experiment with hyperlocal blogs, starting with two next Monday, Brownstoner reports. Each site will be led by a NYT journalist, but the paper will also use free neighborhood contributors and will work with CUNY journalism students…

The Times will effectively be competing with a slew of neighborhood blogs, aggregators like, and potentially even Google (GOOG) ad boss Tim Armstong’s new investment, “Patch,” which also has a beta site in… South Orange, N.J.

So, Front Porch Forum welcomes the Grey Lady into our online space!

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