Wilf Dinnick (OpenFile)

"Founder of OpenFile, he quit a promising career in TV news in the U.S. to come home and start something completely new: an online news service predicated on citizens' local-news interests but reliant on journalists' work. Many said his idea was doomed to founder on the rocks of financing. Instead, it has spread to several cities and, while young, it promises a new way to think about news and has brought paid work to many young journalists. Yes, a new thing under the sun."

You can find OpenFile's national page — with links to its seven cities — here. As well, J-Source recently spoke with Dinnick about how the past year went fo them at OpenFile. You can find that story here