The Ticker: WSJ in NYC; Blogs are like newspapers; Lockhart Steele; Crowdsourcing & community; Obama’s blitz

New York Times: Wall Street Journal Aims to Win Over The New York Times’s Local Audience

Gawker: How blogs are becoming more like newspapers

New York Times Magazine: The Optimist’s Blogger (profile of Lockhart Steele, founder of Curbed, Eater, and Racked)

The Buzz Bin: Productive Crowdsourcing Requires Community Management

Washington Post: Obama plans blitz to boost public opinion of health-care effort