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Meet the Northfield Representative Journalism Team

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 station KYMN in Northfield.

The podcast gives an excellent idea of what we will be doing there. There is just on issue that I am kicking myself about. I never mentioned Ruth Ann Harnisch’s name. This project would not be happening without her intellectual, inspirational and financial support.

2 Responses to “Meet the Northfield Representative Journalism Team”

  1. Jack Johnson Says:

    Is filtering comments you don’t like good Representative Journalism? Mind you, I’m taking screenshots now so that I can send these stories to real journalists for them to cover.

    Did you investigate the accusations of Griff’s plagiarism with the Northfield News and

  2. 3thereof Says:


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