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Meet Representative Journalism’s Advisory Board

Now that we have our Northfield, Minnesota Community Reporting Fellowship posted at, I am sure more people will be interested in knowing more about us. There are really three five parts to us now. The three of us who are overseeing the daily workings of the trial, our national advisory board, andour funding partner, our researcher and the folks in Northfield. A stellar group all, each of whom has been thinking and acting a lot on journalism change.  Please meet all three five groups.

 Representative Journalism Network Trial Project Team

Leonard Witt, Project Director — also the Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University, outside of Atlanta

Chris Peck, Editorial Director — also Editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal

Bill Densmore, Administrative Director — also Executive Director of the Media Giraffe Project, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Representative Journalism Network National Advisory Board
Updated: April 14, 2008

Bill Buzenberg, Executive Director, Center for Public Integrity
David Cohn, Editor at Off the Bus, BeatBloggers,
Oscar Corral, Reporter, Miami Herald
Ken Doctor, Digital Media Consultant, Content Bridges
David Eckoff, Media Consultant, formerly Turner Broadcasting VP
Amy Gahan, Content Strategist, Poytner & J-Lab
Mark Glaser, Host & Editor, MediaShift
Joel Kramer, Publisher,, former editor/publisher Minneapolis Star Tribune
Dori J. Maynard, President and CEO, Maynard Institute
Ken Sands, Innovation Editor, Congressional Quarterly
Jan Schaffer, Executive Director, J-Lab
Venise Wagner, Chair and Associate Professor, San Francisco State University Journalism Department
Lisa Williams, Founder, Placebloggers

Representative Journalism Network Financial Support

A generous grant from the Harnisch Family Foundation with the inspirational and intellectual support from its president Ruth Ann Harnisch has helped advance the Representative Journalism concept and made the Northfield, Minnesota trial project possible.

An Update 4-02-08:

Representative Journalism Network Researcher

Rachel Davis Mersey, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication  at the University of Minnesota, is overseeing the assessment and evaluation of our Locally Grown, Northfield project.

Locally Grown Trial Project

The Locally Grown blog and podcast in Northfield is overseen by its triumvirate: Griff Wigley, Ross Currier and Tracy Davis.

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  1. Representative Journalism Network National Advisory Board - Locally Grown Says:

    [...] Witt posted the RepJ advisory board to his Public Journalism Network blog last week: Bill Buzenberg, Executive Director, Center for Public IntegrityDavid Cohn, Editor at Off the Bus, [...]