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Rural Voices – Placeblogging

Written by Tim Erickson

Our work on our “Online Rural Voices” initiative is underway. Phase one, is identifying community blogs, citizen journalism projects, and other online citizen media projects in Greater Minnesota.

If you live in Greater Minnesota, we invite you to fill out our SHORT SURVEY. We’re using this survey to gather some data about how people in Greater Minnesota use the internet to share news and information with others in their local community.

See (and add to) the list of projects that we’ve identified, so far.

On the topic of community blogs, a national conference on Placeblogging is coming to the Twin Cities this summer.

Journalism That Matters

“New Pamphleteers/New Reporters: Convening Entrepreneurs Who Combine Journalism, Democracy, Place and Blogs.”

This conference is targeted at active citizen journalists and placebloggers interested in sharing best practices. Registration from the conference is $139, but stipends are available.

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