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Medical, Science News Perfect for Representative Journalism

At my sister site,, I have been running a series of videos on the future of journalism. Today I decided to run one of the videos here instead because it plays into the Representative Journalism concept so well. At ConvergeSouth 2007 I did an interview with Anton Zuiker of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, home of the world renown Research Triangle Park. Zuiker says as local newspapers are less inclined to support their medical and science writers “there is a disconnect there, there’s a lot of science and technology and medical research happening, but it’s not getting a lot of press and coverage. So we are thinking about doing our own, Triangle Science Times…” They plan to aggregate news, but also do their own features, profiles and investigative reporting. So this is where I jump into the conversation and put in a plug for

2 Responses to “Medical, Science News Perfect for Representative Journalism”

  1. Carol Dykers Says:

    Great idea. I once was assigning editor for medical and science journalists. That causes me to pay a little attention to an emerging biotech park in Winston-Salem, not too far from the campus of the small college where I teach.

    Linking people interested in science and technology across the state of North Carolina, or a region of the country, or the nation, is a perfect project for “representative journalism.” We can help each other learn. Let’s go.

  2. Leonard Witt Says:

    Hi Carol:

    I’m always interested in partnerships. Let’s talk. I hope others interested in partnerships join the conversation too. Thanks for taking the initiative.

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