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Evolving technologies and revenue challenges are encouraging news and information producers to experiment like never before. We’re blown away by how some are attempting to create new opportunities and expand the definition of what journalism can be. New trends are emerging hourly. Share with us the experiments you think are important.

Nieman Journalism Lab

With warp drive analysis and reporting, Nieman Lab beams readers to the cyber-edge of journalism, probing technologies, techniques and philosophies of innovators navigating the digital frontier.

Michele McLellan’s List of Hyperlocal News Sites

Block by Block founder Michele McLellan’s pioneering work brings a first-to-market comprehensive list of new media hyperlocal publishers, mapping the emerging taxonomy.


“Giving freelance journalists a new way to efficiently manage their work,” Contently proudly notes “writers from The New York Times, Boston Globe, Wired” as customers.

The Sunlight Foundation

“Committed to improving access to government information” the Sunlight Foundation invests in innovative apps & tools, providing new ways for media to apply deep political research.

National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

“Democratizing information,” NNIP collaborates with the Urban Institute in service of 35 local partners across the nation delivering critical public data and visualization tools to help neighborhoods thrive.


A powerful crowdsourcing tool, SeeClickFix documents issues that “become the seeds for news stories, investigative reports, and citizen advocacy pieces.” Check out their text and map widget!


“Your guide to good journalism.” Special for elections: investigative reporting plus community/crowd fact-checks hoping to help keep politicos honest.

Pew Research Center

Spotting, tracking and explaining trends and practices, Pew research offers rich insights into media, people, and the changing ways they interact.

State Integrity Investigation

“Keeping government honest” - CPI, PRI and Global Integrity unite forces to investigate the integrity of all 50 state governments and lay groundwork for deeper local digging.

Street Fight: Inside the Business of Hyperlocal

Reporting on trends and emerging practices, Street Fight publishes “ideas about sustainable business models for the hyperlocal news, information and advertising.”
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