Over the past few years a number citizen journalism sites have popped up to serve Cecil County readers. Some of these weblogs are of excellent quality and provide readers with insightful or opinionated local content as they fill gaps in local coverage.
To add to the amount of local content online, we were pleased to find that one legacy media company is getting a handle on what its needs to do to maintain a viable enterprise in the 21st century. The publisher of the Record and Aegis is addressing the market opportunities and moving in the right direction by creating a quality web presence at www.exploreharford.com. The papers have maintained a web site with free content for some time, but this weblog is grealty enhanced with valued content from western Cecil. When the record pushes a story on the net, it is picked up by the news aggreagtors and thus it gets many views (unlike with a paid site). The site is Explore Harford.
In the adjoining areas, several quality citizen journalism sites have been created recently. Though we’ve mentioned most of them before, we’ll list them here again in case readers want to check them out. On our sidebar, we’ve listed the active citizen journalism weblogs in Cecil.