After only nine full weeks of daily publication, The Sanatoga Post of Sanatoga PA was recognized Tuesday (Oct. 28, 2008) by the nationally known Knight Citizen News Network (KCNN) as the newest of 36 interactive local news content websites currently operating in Pennsylvania.
KCNN listed ‘The Post’ in its national directory of citizen media sites. “It’s an honor to have our reporting efforts acknowledged in so short a period of time, and in the presence of such elite company,” said Managing Editor Joe Zlomek.
‘The Post’ was created in August 2008 to focus on the village of Sanatoga, its more than 7,000 residents, and its immediately neighboring municipalities. It can be found online at http://www.sanatoga.org. Its stated mission is to provide intensely local news coverage, similar to that of weekly newspapers, on a daily basis. ‘The Post’ is one of several online-only publications created and operated by Career Education Media Ventures.
KCNN is an initiative of The Institute for Interactive Journalism, based at American University’s School of Communication in Washington DC. It guides both ordinary citizens and traditional journalists in opening and responsibly operating community news and information sites. “J-Lab,” as the institute is known in the news industry, inspired almost a year of planning that resulted in the launch of ‘The Post,’ Zlomek noted.
Other Southeastern Pennsylvania local news content websites listed by KCNN include Berks.TV in Reading PA; Metroblogging Philadelphia, North Philly Metropolis, Philadelphia Citizens Aviation Watch, the Philadelphia Independent Media Center and Phillyville, all in Philadelphia PA; and Philly Future in Langhorne PA.