Omaha World-Herald buys hyperlocal WikiCity

The Omaha World-Herald Co. announced this week it has purchased WikiCity, a hyperlocal site with local content for just more than 22,000 U.S. communities that I wrote about on this blog in August.

WikiCity, which started in late 2008 and launched publicly this summer, is a bit like  CitySearch with its telephone-book-like listings of restaurants and businesses and similar to BackFence with its aim to be a user-generated hyperlocal site. But it lets readers update their own communities pages, giving a bit of a  Wikipedia feel.

When I wrote about it this summer, I noted that one of the best potential benefits of something like WikiCity would be to  team up with local news organizations. That, in essence, is what happened.

Read the rest of the post at Nieman Journalism Lab.

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