It's the Buffton Today site and newspaper, in South Carolina -- user generated material from the get-go, including free classifieds. It comes from an established media company, and the site looks terrific.
"We flip the newspaper site model upside down," says Steve Yelvington on his blog. He notes:
• Everyone gets a blog. Not just staffers, but everyone in the community. LeMonde (France) and the Mail and Guardian (South Africa) are doing this, too. I don't know of others but would appreciate pointers.
• Everyone gets a photo gallery.
• Everyone can contribute events to a shared public community calendar.
• Everyone can contribute recipes to a community cookbook.
This is big news, folks.