This blog hosts news and information about the hyper-local news project at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. We began the experiment in 2008 as a way to teach our grad students about journalism. The local sites also serve as a vehicle for testing innovations in digital storytelling.

Think of this as a report on what we’ve learned from this experiment. We’ve tested a lot of ideas; some succeeded and some failed. It is our goal to share with the world everything we are learning.