Placeblogger.com, yet another citizen journalism project, launched this week and promises to be a “directory of hyperlocal sites,” according to one of the sites listed, fresnofamous.com.
Founder Lisa Williams says:
“Placeblogs are about something broader than news alone. They’re about the lived experience of a place. That experience may be news, or it may simply be about that part of our lives that isn’t news but creates the texture of our daily lives: our commute, where we eat, conversations with our neighbors, the irritations and delights of living in a particular place among particular people. However, when news happens in a community, placeblogs often cover those events in unique and nontraditional ways, and provide a community watercooler to discuss those events.”
FBLA is flattered by the recent trend of lay people becoming reporters and can’t wait until that fad extends to the field of medicine so that our mothers can live out their dreams of bragging that their daughters are doctors.