Jessica Roy

What Everyblock’s Redesign Tells Us About The Future Of Hyperlocal News Sites

Hyperlocal venture Everyblock, owned by, relaunched yesterday with a sleek new design and several fresh features geared towards cultivating neighborhood communities. The site’s previous incarnation served as a kind of […]

The best infographics for understanding the crisis in Japan

The tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week caused major damage to the nation’s infrastructure and has incited a potential nuclear catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. For […]

How News Sites Are Using Gaming Mechanics To Help Build Audience Engagement

Launched just six months ago in September 2010 at the tech conference TechCrunch Disrupt, social rewards and analytics platform Badgeville has already caused quite a stir among Web publishers. The […]

Use conversational video to bridge the gap between journalist and reader

Letters to the Editor haven’t just gone the way of e-mail: between Twitter, Facebook and blog comments, engaging with readers has never been easier. But with the invention of VYou, […]

Five Can’t-Miss SXSW Events for Journalists

Long an incubator for hip tech innovations, Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive Conference features pioneers at the forefront of technology and business. Several of these events are geared towards newsrooms […]