Education.Networked coverage of education at the classroom and family levels, complemented with traditional reporting on the inner workings of the local board of education.
Community development.Networked coverage of community development needs, complemented with traditional reporting on the city planning department.
Transportation.Networked coverage of traffic conditions and transit issues, complemented with traditional reporting on the transportation department.
Big local industries or companies. “A great beat to try this on is when you have a dominant local company or industry, like Big Pharma in Northern New Jersey, or covering Microsoft for Redmond, Washington,” said Rosen.

How to build a networked beat in your community | Knight Digital Media Center

Amy Gahran breaks down Jay Rosen’s advice about networking community news.

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