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Another Journalistic Mashup


Baristanet has created a mashup map, chronicling housing changes in Montclair, New Jersey. Nice work, and it’s been noticed by the NY Times.

Update: The idea is not new. See Westport Now. (It’s still a cool project.)

3 Comments on “Another Journalistic Mashup”

  1. #1 Seth Finkelstein
    on Oct 2nd, 2006 at 3:33 pm

    It might be helpful to disclose that Baristanet is run by a former NY Times reporter. Not that it’s a secret, but it is an interesting aspect here. So one doesn’t naively get a very misleading idea about how readily “citizens” will be noticed by the NY Times.

  2. #2 Debbie Galant
    on Oct 6th, 2006 at 9:11 am

    Actually, this was all Liz George, and not me. The reporter for the Times is a regular reader, saw that Liz intended to do the teardown map, and followed up.

    If anything, my association with the Times has delayed coverage by the newspaper, as they bend over backwards NOT to support anyone associated with them.

    With all the media in Baristaville that are regular readers (the story about the owner of Cuban Pete’s being arrested for spiked Sangria was well-read in Italy during the winter Olympics), it’s surprising we weren’t featured by the Times metro or Jersey sections a lot earlier.

  3. #3 Web 2.0 Newspapers » Round ‘Em Up: State of the Digital Press, and Many More Links (Post 2 of 2)
    on Oct 24th, 2006 at 9:33 am

    […] Print journalism grads are getting work! "Some 73% of 2005 print journalism-school graduates found full-time employment by last October, says a study from the University of Georgia. More than 30% of all 2005 J-school grads do "writing or editing for the Web."" (Project for Excellence in Journalim) "Also: Mainstream publishers are creating viable citizen media sites." (PBS MediaShift post, a popular one, includes Center for Citizen Media mention; that site also now points to Deb "Baristanet" Galant's Montclair, NJ map-mashup post, which The NY Times also noticed.   […]