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Our Rep J to Help Main Street Understand Fiscal Crisis

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Our Representative Journalism project in Northfield, Minnesota is taking on a big challenge that has always faced news organizations. How can a big international story like the International Economic Meltdown be translated to hyperlocal reporting? We are giving it a try. First some background.
I am the person behind the Representative Journalism project that is taking [...]

Ruth Ann Harnisch: Journalists Must Map Own Careers

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The old board game Careers has some lessons that individual journalists, who are worried about their futures, might consider. That’s just one piece of advice I plucked from a phone conversation I had this morning with Ruth Ann Harnisch, president of the Harnisch Family Foundation, which is helping underwrite our Representative Journalism project in Northfield, [...]

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 Representative Journalism’s Advisory Board

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

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 [...]

There’s a Plethora of Nonprofit News Models

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Miller-Clune, a magazine with the catch line,  Turning Research into Solutions, posted an article recently entitled: The Bottom Line for Nonprofit News. The article list a plethora of new nonprofit start-ups around the country, including Representative Journalism. Will they succeed? Here is what  Geoff Dougherty, founder and editor of the start-up Chi-Town Daily News, says:
“I feel [...]