Pete Stidman was wrapping up his first year as a reporter for the community weekly, the Jamaica Plain Gazette, when he aligned with other neighborhood reporters. They've formed the Alliance for Community Jounalism with three goals for 2007: <li>Develop news websites in collaboration with outlets that foster greater interactivity and civic involvement within neighborhoods. <li>Create a citywide online resource (BostonBee.com) highlighting neighborhood and ethnic news websites and blogs. <li>Host the first in a series of nitty-gritty local-reporting workshops. The first collaborative website is http://www.jpgazette.com . The aggregation website, http://www.BostonBee.com , is entering development.
Stidman described the project at the New England News Forum event at the Boston Public Library on Thurs., May 17, 2007. Click on the carat on the left of the bar below the photo to launch a short video.
Pete Stidman, 617-620-1989