‘New York Times,’ NYU to Collaborate on Hyperlocal Site this Fall

By: E&P Staff

The New York Times and New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute will collaborate on The Local: East Village, a news site serving the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The site, which will appear as part of nytimes.com, launches this fall and will be edited and produced at NYU.

Students will report on the culture and politics, the life and times of the East Village of Manhattan, where many of them live — and in which the university is located. The URL, which is not yet live, will be http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com.

The Local: East Village follows two of the Times’ previous experiments in hyperlocal community news reporting: one devoted to Maplewood, Millwood and South Orange, N.J., which was shut down earlier this month; and other serving Ft. Greene and Clinton Hill in Brooklyn.

Serving as the site’s editor will be NYU faculty member Richard G. Jones, a former metro reporter for the New York Times, who will interface with Mary Ann Giordano, a deputy Metro editor at the Times who oversees the Locals. 

Coverage for The Local: East Village will be provided by students taking The Hyperlocal Newsroom, a new course in NYU’s Reporting New York program. Other NYU students and alumni who wish to contribute will do so as well, along with some outside contributors.

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