OpenFile puts media maxims to the test

Nieman Journalism Lab profiles Toronto-based hyperlocal news site OpenFile suggesting it’s initiative will walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to tapping the potential of online journalism.

“The thing about new
media maxims
is that, all too often, they remain just that —
maxims. Smart ideas that guide our thinking, yes, but that don’t get
much tangible testing in the hectic, messy space where journalism lives.”