I spoke in class Wednesday about the hyper-local sites for Seattle neighborhoods and suburbs, sponsored by The Seattle Times. This article from American Journalism Review describes ways in which the Times and the Wichita Eagle in Kansas are revamping their newsroom structures to become more responsive to their communities: http://www.ajr.org/Article.asp?id=5172

And here’s a link to the Times blog with more explanation of the relationship with the neighborhood news sites: http://www.editorsweblog.org/newspaper/2011/02/more_hyperlocal_news_partners_added_to_t.php