Hyperlocal news and citizen media

Like Neighborhood Forums, but one-to-many. Based on the premise that “citizen reporters” will regularly produce content.


An experimental Boston Globe Lab geo-focused Twitter aggregator

cat-icon The Boston Globe, Exchange Place, Boston, MA, USA


An experimental Boston Globe Lab geo-focused Twitter aggregator

cat-icon Boston Globe


Backfence was a place for community news and info written by you and your neighbors


By Tom Foremski for SiliconValleyWatcherDan Gillmor's Bayosphere citizen media project has been acquired by Backfence, a Vienna, Virginia based company that intends to use local communities to generate all online content and sell advertising around it.It is a logical move but it also shows that citizen media is not easy to do. Bayosphere did not...


EveryBlock has partnered with Nextdoor to give EveryBlock members a better neighborhood experience.

Facebook ‘Today In’ feature

A dedicated section on Facebook that connects people to news and information about their community, called Today In.

Google Bulletin

Create right from your phone with Google

cat-icon Mountain View, CA, USA


Internews, an international nonprofit organization, empowers people worldwide with the trustworthy, high-quality news and information they need to make informed decisions, participate in their communities, and hold power to account.

cat-icon Internews Network, 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Listening Post Collective

The Listening Post Collective provides journalists, newsroom leaders, and non-profits tools and advice to create meaningful conversations with their communities.


MEMRIA uses the power of voice to help our partners further their missions.

cat-icon Civic Hall, West 22nd Street, New York, NY, USA


This was an online platform that community groups can use to develop online hubs for civic engagement, online organizing and information-sharing.

cat-icon New York, NY, USA


OpenBlock is a web application and RESTful service that allows users to browse and search their local area for "hyper-local news is an aggregator aimed at creating a place for neighborhoods to share and explore information.


The best breaking news, stories, and events from the Patch network of local news sites


To preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world

cat-icon 80 Hanson Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11217, USA


The Streetwyze app is the world’s first neighborhood navigator powered by local knowledge.

The Dāna Project

Mobile micro-fundraising and awareness platform for charities

Tiziano Project

The Tiziano Project provides community members in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions with the equipment, training, and affiliations necessary to report their stories and improve their lives.

cat-icon Los Angeles, CA, USA

Urban Archive

Urban Archive is a technology nonprofit that creates new connections between people, places, and historical institutions.

cat-icon 155 Rivington Street, New York, NY, USA