09.08.2011 03:00 PM
Fisher Strikes Deal for More Hyperlocal News
SEATTLE: Fisher Interactive Network in conjunction with two neighborhood
news sites, the Rainer Valley Post
and the Beacon Hill Blog announce a
new partnership to provide in-depth news coverage for Southeast Seattle.
Fisher said Southeast Seattle has “long been overlooked and underserved by local
news organizations,” and that it “encompasses the most diverse zip code in the
founder Amber Campbell will
continue to publish her neighborhood news site while drawing from the resources
of Fisher Interactive Network. At the same time, Campbell will publish original
news stories, events, photographs and more directly to Rainier Valley’s and
Columbia City’s KOMO websites.
Wendi Dunlap, founder and editor of the
Hill Blog, helped pioneer the world of community news with a neighborhood
email list service over a decade before today’s local news sites became
popular. As part of this partnership, Dunlap will continue operating her robust
and independent neighborhood news site while publishing original stories,
pictures, and event news to Beacon Hill and Georgetown KOMO sites. The Beacon Hill Blog too will enrich its own
coverage by drawing from the news resources of Fisher Interactive Network
The partnership means there will now be a network of six neighborhood news
sites working with together with a legacy multi-platform newsroom covering
Fisher Interactive’s neighborhood news network includes 55 neighborhood news
websites across Western Washington.