A Promising Collaboration of Place, Time and Niche

Clemetson, Lynette
June 2011
Nieman Reports;Summer2011, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p30
The author talks about the news website Detroit143 designed for Detroit, Michigan. She asserts that she believes in niche publishing and its ability to create communities and drive change. She mentions the contributions of some niche news websites to journalism. She infers that Detroit143 will focus on the urban planning effort in the city and on the stories of communities. She notes that linking journalism and community action is the unique feature of Detroit143.


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