News: It's not just for professional journalists anymore. Whether you welcome this development or not, the fact is community contributors are a growing and vital part of the news and information landscape, especially on the local and regional level.
Given that: How can we all work together to create great news and information, and otherwise support and reflect our communities?
On Thursday at the SEJ conference, at 2pm in the University Center Theater, I'll be leading a panel discussion on how news organizations and professional journalists can work and collaborate with citizen journalists and other kinds of community contributors.
The panelists are:
Jule Banville, Editor, NewWest.net
Emily Gertz, Journalist & Editor, and Correspondent, OnEarth Magazine
Dan Gunderson, Reporter, Minnesota Public Radio
Peggy Kuhr, Dean, School of Journalism, University of Montana
Here are some resource links for this session:
Minnesota Public Radio:
NewWest.net: Community blogs
Knight Digital Media Center:
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