Today's independent journalists have to do it all - write, photograph, update social media, edit, and even do video on occasion. My background as a photographer and IT expert gives me an edge when it comes to working with local community news initiatives.
Conservatives for Clean Energy, a Raleigh based non-profit, recently expanded into Virginia where it will continue its efforts to "educate the public on the benefits of clean and renewable energy sources."
In North Carolina, a bill suddenly surfaced Tuesday that would have superseded and blocked local laws on minimum wage, affordable housing, discrimination, and more. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > How did such a sweeping and controversial idea sneak through to the end of the session without getting any attention?
“The future of journalism is really community news. Covering your town in a way the majors can’t is what keeps local people reading, and CLTBlog has taken that idea and run with it. Their website isn’t just visually stunning but also has neighborhood-specific content that the majors often overlook. Nothing like a little guy to keep us on our toes, right?”
“The twenty-two local writers and photographers who serve as CLT Blog staffers post near-daily blog and video entries, keeping Charlotte readers informed about uptown bar crawls, retail hot spots, and NoDa’s newest eateries. They also ride the new-media wave, posting rapid-fire tweets for those who need to be in the know right now.”