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Hyperlocal news sites mature as founders of Baristanet, Dallas South News move on | Poynter.

In as many months, two pioneers of hyper-local news websites have decided to leave those sites for jobs in the public sector. Debbie Galant, who launched Baristanet.com eight years ago, announced earlier this week that she’s accepted a job at Montclair State University, and last month Shawn P. Williams left the site he founded three years ago, DallasSouthNews.org, to work in the Dallas Mayor’s office as a digital media strategist.

 

What do the departures say about the maturity of independently owned and produced hyper-local news?

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Journatic worker takes ‘This American Life’ inside outsourced journalism | Poynter.

Not  long after he started working for Journatic, Ryan Smith felt there was  something not quite right about what the company was doing. The Chicago  freelance journalist started working for Journatic, which provides outsourced journalism work for newspapers, in January of 2011, and he was glad to have steady work, even if it paid $10 an hour with no  benefits.

 

At  first, Smith worked primarily for Journatic’s sister company  BlockShopper.com. That’s when he noticed information was often pulled from LinkedIn, writing was outsourced to foreign countries like the Philippines,and bylines were sometimes fake.

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