TBD: A Hyperlocal Work in Progress

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Washington Post

One of the most intriguing features of the new, buzz-generating local Web site TBD is an invitation to readers to add some journalistic input. At the bottom of a piece on D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Gray is the header “Complete This Story:”

“Help! Just like the Mixing Bowl, work on a TBD story is never done. . . . What other issues should Vince Gray be tackling? What questions hasn’t he answered? Have you ever discussed a policy issue with Vince Gray’s campaign? Tell us about your experiences.”

There were no takers, unfortunately, but it’s early. More…