|Description||Online community news site|
Locals news, events, and stories produced using a hybrid of curated content, traditional reporting, and wiki style collaboration.
TheDigitel primarily runs on paid editors, who write short summary articles on things happening in their covered cities and then provide readers with links to other relevant content found online, including Web sites, news articles, press releases, or any other content deemed relevant to the story in question. Readers add to the dialog and stories by creating comments, suggesting stories, or even writing their own stories.
TheDigitel covers local news, politics, places, events, and happenings. TheDigitel is free and financed through advertising.
TheDigitel also engages in original, primary reporting where reporting has been sparse.
The name is a blending of the words “Digital” and “Telegraph” to form “TheDigitel.” The words were used as both the telegraph and digital technology have revolutionized communication. Also, “telegraph” has long been a term used in the newspaper industry in relation to wire stories because of the method in which they used to be received.