Echo Park's news and social network
What is Echo Park Online
Every community deserves a voice.
With EchoPark Online.com, residents, business people and others who care about this neighborhood have the ability to decide what's the news. It's a social network, like Facebook, but centered on Echo Park. If you care, join now!
How Does it Work?
Echo Park Online was begun by Eddie North-Hager, Alex Asselin, formerly of NBC and Revver, and Alex Cohen, formerly of Golin Harris. Alex Asselin lived in Echo Park when there was scant online resources for the area. The only blog dedicated to Echo Park, Chicken Corner from LA Observed, had stopped posting. Echo Park Online was born in the summer of 2009.
At around the same time, Echo Park Now, (created by an Echo Park resident), Eastsider LA (former LA Times reporter, Echo Park resident and businessman) were just getting started. Last year, Pasadena public radio station KPCC became more interested in the area. And in 2011 Patch, owned by media mogul AOL, popped onto the scene.
Yet there's more than enough news going on in Echo Park for all of us - but Echo Park Online is different. It's not a blog or an online newspaper, it's a social network where your voice is cherished.
Eddie, a former journalist now working in public relations, is the only founder still involved in the site. He has a vision for what a community-centered social network can be, a passion for civic engagement, a desire to see our respective neighborhoods thrive – and a sense of fun and adventure as we get to explore and expose people to our communities, both online and off.