Two blogs have written about the launch of the West Bronx News Network following the New York Times article.
This post from New York Magazine's Intelligencer blog gives 5 reasons why the Mount Hope Monitor is its new favorite newspaper -- sort of. We know they're having a little fun at our expense, but hey, we can take it.
This one, from former Knight Ridder editor Ken Doctor's blog, introduces WBNN this way:
Those of us in the trade have looked for the first simmering signs that grassroots, community-generated journalism might actually become real. We've see some signs in places -- usually in suburban places, nice, small, gainly places. Places like Half Moon Bay, Westport, Brattleboro, Montclair, N.J.
Now the West Bronx News Network, an umbrella for three sites in one of New York City's toughest areas, is telling us something new about the power of the press, the online press, and reminding us that A.J. Liebling's famous line about freedom of the press belonging to those who own one may have a new meaning in the 21st Century. ....