Medill Community Media Innovation Project

Really, It’s Worth It

November 5th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

This was originally posted on the Local Fourth blog as part of my participation in a community media innovation project at the Medill School of Journalism. You’re in the middle of a big project with tight deadlines. Parts of your infrastructure are a little, well, jenky. Do you take the time to make things cleaner […]


A Heads-Up About Head-Down Coding

November 4th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

This was originally posted on the Local Fourth blog as part of my participation in a community media innovation project at the Medill School of Journalism. I first became acquainted with the term hackathon in college. A computer science student group organized an all-night event in one of the computer labs and ordered in pizza […]


Paying It Forward

October 29th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

This was originally posted on the Local Fourth blog as part of my participation in a community media innovation project at the Medill School of Journalism. I’m finding the word community increasingly confusing, especially when navigating the world of hyperlocal publishing.  When someone says community, do they mean community like the city of Evanston, or […]


Free, Link Economies and Moving From Politics to Emotion

October 18th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

This was originally posted on the Local Fourth blog as part of my participation in a community media innovation project at the Medill School of Journalism. One aspect of spending so much time working on this project in Evanston is eating at a lot of Evanston restaurants. Today, the project coders went to Bat 17, […]


Community Development: The Challenge of Building Integrated Teams for Local News Innovation

October 8th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

This was originally posted on the Local Fourth blog as part of my participation in a community media innovation project at the Medill School of Journalism. I’m really excited that our project is working in the domain of local online-first news. Recent discussions at the Block by Block conference and analysis of best practices from recipients […]