Seattle Times Forms Partnership With Neighborhood Blogs

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Seattle PI

The Seattle Times
and several of the city’s most popular neighborhood news sites have formed a partnership to explore new and better ways to collaborate in a rapidly changing news ecosystem, the paper and sites announced today.

The partnership acknowledges the growing spread and significance of neighborhood news and allows the sites to remain independent while benefiting from a closer relationship with Seattle’s largest news organization.

The specifics are vague, but that’s part of the point.

“This is about a kind of memorandum of understanding,” said Justin Carder of Capitol Hill Seattle and neighborhood news network Neighborlogs. “It’s not like we change our business model and have the Times masthead on our sites. We get to keep doing what we’ve been doing.” More…