Community journalism at its most transparent

If you're a student in a college town, there's only one data point you regularly seek out in your community newspaper: entertainment options. Lawrence.com, an award-winning mixed media site serving the students and residents of Lawrence, Kansas really knows its audience.

Today's drink specials points the thirsy Kansan - or traveller - to the cheapest drinks around. Each bar listing is also cross-referenced with past reviews, upcoming music shows and scheduled events.

This isn't the ideal application of community journalism, but it does speak to community needs - in a very direct manner.

BTW - Lawrence.com also features music from local bands, including this tidbit. A browse is highly recommended.

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