Fwix pulls together local news stories from local news outlets in hundreds of cities throughout the world. You click on one city, and you get tons of media from the local papers, television, and other sources.

It’s obviously a good place for learning about a place.

For me, though, it’s particularly appealing for the ability to comment on the stories. Until it gets more popular, it will probably be free of the invective that you usually find in the comments section at the websites of the local news outlets themselves. For that reason, I’m adding Fwix to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience.”

Thanks to the Make Use of blog for the tip.