Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Community Websites: East Harlemites Combat Perceived MSM Bias and Neglect

by Tara Kyle
Community websites give residents a way to tell the story of their neighborhoods. From personality profiles to information about upcoming events, social issues and elected officials, readers of these websites can find out a lot about their community's past, present and future. Two East Harlem websites, and, give East Harlem residents more localized coverage of news events that affect the community. As Tara Kyle shows, place blogs fill the gap left by the mainstream media’s perceived bias and neglect of East Harlem. But without the support of staff or income, their reach also has limits.
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