Monday, March 19, 2007

local focus

It has been a little busy of late, my apologies.

For those of you who haven’t heard the buzz, it is worth checking out the Bakersfield Californian out in, you guessed it, California.

That are doing some neat work with the usual pothole story, by creating a map that charts out bad sections of road. This was such a neat idea, a number of other papers blatantly ripped off their idea, even down to the fonts.

They are also doing some simple, yet helpful flash in the coverage of a local trial.

Note: Two of the links are from web editor Davin McHenry's web site from the ground up, also worth a visit.

Many of their writers are covering the beats and the streets with video; here is a great example of taking the 'man/person on the street' question to a fun level as well as making it interesting to watch.

Take a peek, let me know what you think.

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