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Why Do the Representative Journalism Trial in Northfield, MN?

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Seeing that I am situated in Kennesaw, Georgia, I am often asked why I decided to try my first Representative Journalism trial so far away in Northfield, Minnesota. When the question arises I say that I have worked for years with Griff Wigley, who probably understands online community building better than anyone else. He began [...]

Hear What Motivates Do-It-Yourself, Local Media Producers

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Interested in making your own media and becoming what is now called a placeblogger? Listen as 12 folks, including me, provide first-hand information.
Here is what host Bill Densmore of the Media Giraffe Project writes:
What motivates people to launch a local online news community — a “placeblog” and what are their challenges, their successes, the [...]

NAA White Paper Gives Overview of Citizen Journalism

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Mark Toner writes an interesting  white paper for the Newspaper Association of America entitled: Citizen Journalism and Newspaper Sites: The Revolution will be Uploaded. It is a fine overview of what is happening, and includes topics like Beatblogging, Citizen Witnesses, Social Media, Crowdsourcing, Teamsourcing and our own Representative Journalism.
Here are a few excerpts:
Steve Yelvington, strategist for Morris DigitalWorks, talking of citizen [...]

Meet the Northfield Representative Journalism Team

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Chris Densmore, Chris Peck and I spent a big part of  yesterday with our Northfield, Minnesota collaborators at Locally Grown, where the first Representative Journalismexperiment will take place. What a great group of people they are: Griff Wigley, Tracy Davis and Ross Currier. You can see and hear us on a podcast from the local radio [...]