In a new online venture sure to be watched across the company, Gannett's N.J. newspapers are collaborating on a blog reporting area community news. Some of Freehold InJersey's content will be published in print versions of local newspapers.
introductory post doesn't identity those papers, but it seems likely they will include Gannett's six papers in Central New Jersey: the Asbury Park Press, Courier News at Bridgewater, Courier-Post at Cherry Hill, Home News Tribune at East Brunswick, Daily Record at Parsippany, and The Daily Journal at Vineland.
The new venture's twist: Freehold InJersey has established a tiny satellite bureau in a coffee shop, Zebu Forno, on Main Street in Freehold Borough.
"At a computer workstation surrounded by diners and patrons,'' editors say in a post, "the staff of Freehold InJersey will conduct interviews, work on stories, and produce multimedia content for this groundbreaking website. Passers-by can stop to ask the latest news, share a tip, or learn how to post their own stories to the open-source news site."
The site is published with off-the-shelf Buddy Press software.