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Recipes for citizen journalism
August 27, 2006, 11:54 am
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How did they do it? Hartsville, South Carolina, is a small town in the southeastern United States, with a local newspaper (The Messenger) that is published just two days a week. In 2005, Doug Fisher at the University of South Carolina got a New Voices grant to work with The Messenger and the community to create a citizen journalism project.

Now Doug has posted a 75-page “cookbook” (PDF file) for creating community sites like Hartsville Today. Check out his blog post about it — the comments are very positive!

The report (title: “Hartsville Today: The first year of a small-town citizen-journalism site. A guide especially for small daily and non-daily newspapers”) comes after one year of work on the site.

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There was an excellent panel on citizen journalism entitled Citizen Media: Could It Be Your Next Job? at the SPJ convention in Chicago. The link is to the QuickTime video archive of the panel.

Comment by Craig

Nice video! Loaded and played fine for me on DSL at home.

Comment by Mindy McAdams




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