August 18, 2008

Let's think global when talking community journalism

COMJIG members should remember that there is more to community journalism than what is going on in the U.S. newspaper market.

Here is an item of some interest from Africa (where the WNA reports newspaper readership is generally on the increase), where the governor of the Nigerian state of Delta challenged community newspapers to lead the charge for peace and development. According to The Vanguard newspaper, "Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has identified community based newspapers as veritable instruments for the propagation of peace and development journalism as well as mobilization and development of the society, especially rural areas."

A goal for next year's conference is to enhance the international focus of the interest group's programming, so if any of you chance upon items like the one above, please post them to this blog or forward them to me at

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