Friday, August 5, 2011 - By Emma - No comments

Keizertimes Kicks Off New Citizen Reporting Tool

This just in: our media partners are awesome.

Okay, so while this information might not be breaking news, it's definitely true! Since our launch in 2008, hundreds of media outlets have partnered with SeeClickFix to help empower their audience, improve their communities and generate unique, hyperlocal content. Not only that, media outlets utilizing SeeClickFix have played a significant part in helping us happily say that over 50% of issues reported through our online platform have been resolved offline. From The Washington Post to the 18 dailies published by the Journal Register Company, some big names in news are SeeClickFixin'! While you may not have heard of our latest media partner, we think you'll be just as excited as we are about them!

Keizertimes, the newspaper in Keizer, OR, is a weekly publication and news site focused solely on news and events within the Keizer community. With a staff of two full time employees, Keizertimes will be using our platform to engage their readers while improving Keizer, one fix at a time. The paper launched SeeClickFix late last week and published a story about our partnership in the August 1 edition. After helping managing editor Jason Cox get set up with our widgets and sharing examples of how powerful media can be in getting issues fixed, we were thrilled that he shared our same enthusiasm with his readers.
“This partnership goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to increasing civic participation and covering Keizer like no one else can,” said Managing Editor Jason Cox. “We’re happy to provide our readers this service and allow them an easy, anonymous way to report issues in their community.”
Adding to our excitement about our partnership, Keizertimes staff will be following up with local officials about issues in their area and reporting on the progress of fixes to their readers concerns. Citizens, media and local government working together to solve problems and improve their community - it doesn't get any better than this, folks!

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