The New York Times Co. has struck a deal with news service Fwix to expand the Times’ local coverage. Fwix aggregates content from local blogs and citizen journalists on the local level. It operates in more than 175 markets in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Still, the arrangement may soon prove noteworthy for the Times’ Web site, which recently spearheaded a collaboration with NYU’s journalism school to enhance coverage in the East Village. And let’s not forget that The Wall Street Journal has apparently put additional pressure on the Times by creating its own New York Metro section, due to debut in April.