Best of 2010
This year was a big one for the Innovation Trail - it was our first! Our CPB-funded collaboration kicked off over the summer with our partners WMHT in Albany, WSKG in Binghamton, WRVO in Oswego, WXXI in Rochester, and WNED in Buffalo.
We've spent the past six months exploring how New York is turning to the innovation economy to revitalize itself. We also hosted talk shows, introduced our "Ask a Trail Guide" feature, and ran an extensive series about wind power.
Here's a round-up of some of our most popular work this year:
Big events were popular on InnovationTrail.org. Our most visited single post was Emma Jacobs' live blog of the EPA's hearing about hydrofracking in Binghamton. Lots of readers checked out our election night data, in which we tested a new way of instantly reporting results with the help of our friends over at the Rochester Institute of Technology. And our Innovation Conversation "Reinventing the Windmill" got a lot of traction from visitors.
Readers also dug Zack Seward's video about vermiculture (that's using worms to make compost for those of you playing along at home) - it was our second most viewed post this year. And lots of folks checked out Dan Bazile's look at attempts by ski resorts to use renewable energy to power their snowmaking operations.
Here's the rest of our top ten this year:
- Ryan Morden's post about five things people should know in advance of attending the EPA's hydrofracking hearings
- My post about Businessweek designating five upstate cities as "top places to start over"
- Daniel Robison's post about an anti-radiation drug getting one step closer to FDA approval
- Zack's post about Kodak's foray into the innovation marketplace, with a new materials science institute
- Zack's post about the possibility of small wind manufacturer WindTamer moving to Pennsylvania in search of incentives
The top topics on InnovationTrail.org this year were our pages aggregating our energy stories, our technology stories, our wind power stories, stories about jobs, and our stories about health.
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