Many media report on neighborhood activities. It is the goal of this page to present a comprehensive view of media serving the neighborhood on a regular basis. (See the Neighborhood Journalism page for thoughts on what we might do to enhance our local communication channels.)
English Language Media
Resident Created Blogs, Forums, Lists, etc.
- JacksonHeightsLife.com - A free, moderated, community discussion forum serving the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Corona, and Woodside established in October 2007. As of July 13, 2017 it had 74,641 posts in 11,934 topics made by 3,662 Members. Advertising opportunities are available.
- JHFamalies List - A free listserve on timely issues of the day, both consequential (tree falls and crushes autos) and not (used playpen available). As of October 2017 over 3,200 residents subscribed.
- To subscribe to this group, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jhfamilies/
- To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/jhfamilies/join (Yahoo! ID required)
- To change settings via email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
- To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: email@example.com
- Use of Yahoo Groups is subject to: https://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/terms/
- Bill E. Pulpit by community board member Bill Meehan
- Kiki Calvo's Visual Anthropology Project about Jackson Heights
Four borough-wide weekly newspapers — the Tribune, Chronicle, Courier, and Times-Ledger still joust every week for scoop.
Some of the media purporting to serve Jackson Heights are local, some regional, and even global.
- The Jackson Heights Post exclusively covers news related to the Jackson Heights neighborhood. "The aim of the Jackson Heights Post is to provide readers with a day-to-day account of what’s happening in Jackson Heights, New York." The Jackson Heights Post was founded in 2014 by Christian Murray and is a division of the Queenspost.
- Times Ledger - Published by the Community News Group ,
- (RIP November 2, 2017) DNAInfo publishes information about Jackson Heights several times per week. It claims to do so within the beliefs upon which it was founded: (1) News stories should be told by journalists who rely on facts, not spin. (2) News reporting should be useful, fun, and fearless. (3) A nimble news operation available across all digital platforms can attract viewers and make money.
The websites of several regional media firms have focused sections on Jackson Heights.
- CBS 2 New York - 11 of 12 stories on its Jackson Heights home page on November 3, 2017 were of blood and guts nature.
- Channel 7 ABC Eyewitness News - 12 stories 7 on its Jackson Heights home page on November 3, 2017 were blood and guts.
- Channel 11 - 9 of 10 stories on its Jackson Heights home page on November 3, 2017 were blood and guts.
- Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com/tags/jackson-heights. 24 stories. 18 blood and 4 stories on a Nazi deportation were on its Jackson Heights home page on November 3, 2017.
- NY Post - 10 stories in total, with of the 5 blood and guts variety, were on its Jackson Heights home page on November 3, 2017. From September 2015 to May 2017.
- Crains New York - 20 stories, none blood and guts.
Several sites provide automated collections of stories about neighborhoods.
- Topix - Jackson-Heights News - “Local news for Jackson Heights continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.” http://stars.topix.com/about/newsrank. 15 stories auto selected by an algorithm.
- Patch - 10 stories, for the joint Jackson- Heights - Elmhurst neighborhoods. Alerts now account for 20% of Patch’s total traffic. In year three, Patch added social media listening and distribution, expanded its newsroom and decided to enter new markets.
non-English Language Media
The diversity of Jackson Heights is reflected in its media. Here we list media that covere aspects of Jackson Heights' neighborhood life on a regular basis in a variety of languages.
The Open Data Content Contribution
In addition to these social and curated media, the content of thousands of city databases is available thanks to open data legislation. This "open data," can be sifted and mixed to provide meaningful information and insight into our neighborhood. See them here.
References to Jackson Heights can be found scattered throughout social media.
- Facebook - Several pages about the Jackson Heights neighborhood.
Related Wiki Pages
- Neighborhood Journalism - What is it? Do we need it? How can we make it happen here?
-  "New York’s largest collection of family-owned newspapers, websites, and magazines and the city’s most powerful name in community journalism."