Jan Schaffer

About Jan Schaffer

Jan Schaffer is executive director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism at the University of Maryland. She was a reporter and editor for 25 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she was a key part of the team of reporters that won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Tips About Starting a Hyperlocal Web Site

By Local News December 15, 2007

For those seeking to venture into the hyperlocal sphere—whether affiliated with a news organization or not—we’ve developed tips through observation and study. —J.S. 1. Get ready for a high-touch experience: Citizen journalists won’t join the effort unless cajoled, recruited, trained, … Read more