Dan Gillmor points to the Bluffton Today site and newspaper from SC as another example for a classical newspaper company integrating user content and citizen journalismus.
Steve Yelvington write in his yelvington.com blog
"BlufftonToday.com is a grand experiment in citizen journalism, a complete inversion of the typical "online newspaper" model, an Internet-powered interactive community center.
Here's a short list of what we're doing:
- Everyone gets a blog. Not just staffers, but everyone in the community. LeMonde (France) and the Mail and Guardian (South Africa) are doing this, too. I don't know of others but would appreciate pointers.
- Everyone gets a photo gallery.
- Everyone can contribute events to a shared public community calendar.
- Everyone can contribute recipes to a community cookbook.
- RSS feeds are everywhere -- all the blogs collectively, all the blogs individually, classified ad search results and so forth.
- For people with Windows XP, we're giving away BT Reader, a branded, customized RSS application that fully supports podcasting. It comes preloaded with RSS feeds from BlufftonToday.com and SavannahNow.com. "
Most of the site is still in Beta, but it is another good example for integration user-content and citizen jounalism.