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Jarvis, Northwestern in Citizen Media Project

This from a post at Jeff Jarvis’s

I spent a couple of days in Evanston (Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism) this week to work with Rich Gordon’s graduate class on a joint project that explores the potential of hyperlocal citizens’ content…

The class picked one town — Skokie — and will investigate all the possible kinds of news they can find.

Here is Gordon’s class blog.

Jarvis, who is president and creative director of Newhouse’s, is a perfect example of how the media business can actively explore ways to incorpotate the collective power of citizen journalism.

He will be sharing his ideas at our Exploring the Fusion Power of Public and Participatory Journalism conference August 3, 2004, Toronto.

For more on using the collective power of audiences visit this site on Monday to read a powerful, exclusive IM Interview I will be posting with Minnesota Public Radio’s Michael Skoler. It’s all about what MPR calls “Public Insight Journalism.”

MPR is investing a lot of time, energy and money into the project and has even created a new newsroom job classification. Skoler calls them: analysts, whose jobs are to manage the relationships with the new sources in our “Public Insight Network” and mine the information we get. And they are hiring now.

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