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Instant news, however, is especially compelling for breaking stories like last year’s student occupation of an NYU cafeteria. For NYU Local, the blogger Charlie Eisenhood got inside with the kaffiyeh-wearing radicals and put readers there, with a marathon multimedia live-blogging collage so intimate that it included listening in on snippets of negotiations. The blog played the role of “managing this giant discussion,” Mr. Brown says, rather than trying to summarize the madness in the style of a traditional newspaper article.
Marc Parry, Chronicle of Higher Education
“… a lively hyperlocal university news site.”
Ryan Tate, Gawker
Charlie Eisenhood (CAS ’11) was named this spring to the UWIRE 100, which honors the nation’s top collegiate journalists. Eisenhood, national editor at the Web site NYU Local, was selected from more than 800 nominations submitted by students and educators at 135 schools.
The site screams innovation and is a worthy addition to collegemediatopia’s
larger efforts to reinvent the journalism field.
Dan Reimold, College Media Matters
NYU Local has latched onto the unique nature of this untraditional
metropolitan campus and given it a beat.
Alana Taylor, PBS