On Thursday, the Columbia Journalism Review profiled HispanicNashville.com and editor John Lamb (me) for its News Frontier Database. Author Dylan DePice interviewed me a few weeks ago and did a great job summarizing my approach to this site.
To read the five-paragraph story, click here, and then, after the first paragraph, click on "Read more about HispanicNashville.com")
The Columbia Journalism Review was founded in 1961 under the auspices of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. CJR's News Frontier Database, where this profile was published, is "a searchable, living, and ongoing documentation of digital news outlets across the country" via "originally reported profiles and extensive data sets on each outlet."
This profile puts HispanicNashville.com in good company, according to the "About Us" section of the News Frontier Database:
We’re launching with profiles of fifty prominent digital news sites. The makeup of this list is by no means comprehensive, but there’s ambitious journalism (and philanthropy, and capitalism) represented throughout, and we hope that each entry helps to give a clearer understanding of the outlet in question—but also, more broadly, a clearer picture of web journalism as a whole. Featured in this initial package are household names like Politico and The Huffington Post, but you’ll also encounter sites that are lesser known outside of niche markets—like IGN, the Internet’s definitive video game press; or Streetsblog, a journalism/advocacy hybrid covering transportation issues; or DoD Buzz, a one-man show reporting on the Pentagon. Though most of the sites included so far cater to a national audience, we’ve also profiled some better-established examples of regional operations, from NJ Spotlight to the Alaska Dispatch, MinnPost to voiceofsandiego.org.