Let the citizens do it
LA Observed warned us and now LA Times editor Russ Stanton confirms in an interview with MediaBistro that more staff cuts are likely at his paper.
In the same piece, Stanton says he's "pretty intrigued by citizen journalism."
"I think that there might be a way for us to do it that doesn't give away the hallowed territory of 'who does the journalism.' I think there are ways we can address that. One of the things the site is going to be rolling out over the next couple of months are neighborhood pages that are zip code-centric, and that have crime, real estate, and school test-score data that you can sort and play around with for your local area. And as part of those sites we'll have news from that smaller community, and we'll let users help us fill out that part of the thing."