At the other extreme... is it the same phenomenon that Pittsburgh remains a relative backwater when it comes to community journalism? I wonder. Note how in Seattle they even just had a conference on not just one, but all of the community journalism projects ongoing out there (h/t Otis White for that one). Yet Seattle's mostly grassroots and unfunded projects have propsered while ours have generally floundered. Several local projects have attempted to create community journalism in some form or another. Some have had external funding and some have been briefly ascendant, but that is about it. For my journalism friends just interpret the 'in some form' liberally, it's not meant to incite the discussion of what constitutes journalism. Listing some local 'new' journalism sites risks irking those omitted, but I think few would disagree that there are some local versions of community journalism that would rank with the best anywhere..... unsung as they may be locally.