11/02/2008 04:19 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Great hyperlocal news coverage from UC Berkeley J-school

A lot of people figure that the future of news belongs to big national publications, and many hyperlocal sites.

Students at the UC Berkeley journalism school are doing great work, recently starting six hyperlocal sites focusing on Bay Area communities including:

A feed for all the sites is at

Check them out on Election Day for live reporting on precinct problems, voter tales and local views on the presidential race.

MissionLocal has a launch party this Thursday the sixth, 5-8 p.m. at Cava 22 (3239 2nd Street)