More journos hire out as bloggers

The first is more of a website than a blog, by ex-Los Angeles Daily Journal editor Martin Berg. He's editing Where's Our Money? for Harvey Rosenfield's Consumer Education Foundation, billed as "a shout-out for transparency and real change, for a change." They explain.

Plus, former L.A. Times transit and City Hall reporter Steve Hymon is editing The Source, Metro's new blog covering transit issues and what the agency does. He explains:

As a former newspaper reporter who covered this agency, my vision is to use The Source as a way to better explain and illuminate what’s happening here and to do so in a way that isn’t boring. I’ll be editing The Source and mostly writing about policy and planning — i.e. projects that the agency is building, preparing to build and is dreaming of building.

Fred Dennstedt, who blogs as Fred Camino at MetroRiderLA, will also blog for Metro now on his life getting around in L.A. without a car.

Also: The New York Times has rolled out its Bay area blog, called The Bay Area and with a tagline of "9 Counties, 8 Bridges, 7 Million People."

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