Readers write the news on Next Door sites

11/11/2009 | Mashable

Next Door Media is using social media to collate hyperlocal news about neighborhoods in Seattle. Residents are encouraged to share information through blog forums, Facebook and Twitter -- which is then verified by the group's journalists. "In essence, we're providing a layer of journalism over an empowered community," says co-founder Cory Bergman. One neighborhood site gets 50,000 unique visitors monthly.

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