The Local East Village

TaglineNYU student reporting for the NYT
Year Founded2010
Type or CoverageHyperlocal
StateNew York
CityNew York City
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesEvents
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Revenue SourcesTraining
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportUniversity
Staff Size (Business)0
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers31-50
Affiliationshttp://Content: The New York Times; Business: New York University; Other institutional support: modest support from individuals and the New York Council for the Humanities for this major Feb 2012 undertaking:
Mappin LocationNew York City - New York
Principal StaffDaniel Maurer
Principal StaffStephen Rex-Brown
Principal StaffBrooke Kroeger
Principal StaffJay Rosen
Principal StaffMary-Ann Giordano
DescriptionIn 2009 The New York Times made drastic changes in its approach to local news. The year saw the closure of the papers City section but also the launch of The Local. A web-based hyperlocal reporting initiative The Local created two separate sections of one devoted to the Brooklyn neighborhood of Fort Greene and a second covering the township of Maplewood in Essex county N.J. Each section was run by a dedicated Times staffer and published coverage by Times reporters but also carried student work harvested from journalism graduate students at Columbia CUNY and NYU.
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