This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food. If we overlooked any of your must-read destinations, please tell us in the comments.
• StreetFight is a site dedicated to coverage of online hyperlocal projects.
• Including CJR’s Guide to Online News Startups is self promotion, yes, but we really do have a well-written resource with in-depth information about startup news sites around the country.
• Business Insider tends toward the hyperbolic, but it consistently covers AOL’s Patch and other hyperlocal companies, analyzing whether their business models make sense.
• It’s not updated often but, when it is, Patch’s company blog is a firsthand, PRy source to keep abreast of what’s up with the oft-scrutinized hyperlocal venture.