Friday, January 18, 2008

Greeting from the New Haven Independent

The times they are a changin'... not too long ago, there were few sources of local news in the Paradise City. Now, with new democratic forms of media available to anyone with a camera, a recorder, and an internet connection, information and commentary can be readily shared throughout the community.

I am impressed with the work of Paul Bass, the founder of The New Haven Independent (, which is a web-based portal for high-quality local news reporting. His enterprise is funded entirely by grants and sponsorships. He, and a group of 4-5 journalists, prolifically post audio, video, and news writing to the site, and aggregate it all to an rss feed.

Here is Paul Bass himself, wondering what Martin Luther King would think of today's political climate in New Haven:

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