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Rep J, Locally Grown Focus of National Civic Review Article

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

A National Civic Review article Community Blogging: The New Wave of Citizen Journalism highlights our Representative Journalism project, now going under the bigger umbrella name of Citizen Supported Journalism.  Locally Grown, the blog in Northfield, Minnesota where our journalist/fellow Bonnie Obremski presents her journalism, is given as an example of community blogging and citizen journalism.
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Isn’t It Nice When Folks at Harvard Praise Your Idea?

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

The Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University takes a look at our Locally Grown project in Northfield, Minnesota and likes what it sees. Here is a snippet of what Mathew Ingram writes:

This is a fascinating effort, I think. Since the idea is that these local news operations will be “crowdsourced” or community-financed, in many ways [...]

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 [...]

Video: Northfield Representative Journalist’s Q & A

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

In the video below Bonnie Obremski talks about her role as resident Representative Journalist at the Locally Grown blog in Northfield, Minnesota. Bill Densmore, who has been an advisor to the Rep J project, also answers some of the questions asked at the recent Information Valet summit at the University of Missouri.
Mizzou “Lunchstorm” discussion [...]

How Representative Journalism Works in Northfield, MN

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I am about to make a my presentation at the Convergence and Society: The Participatory Web about Representative Journalism and how it works at Locally Grown in Northfield, MN. Here is a YouTube rendition of the talk, but it is not great on YouTube.