September 08, 2011

"Waiter, there's a lede in my soup"

Sometimes we get so caught up in our jargon that we forget that one person's escargot is another's plate of snails.

But what the link below represents is a chance for community journalists to connect with the people we talk to and write for. Sure, we define community journalism as hyperlocal journalism, but the idea of having a "bricks-and-morter" so-called news cafe with an online one is intriguing. It also gets us out in the street.

Anyone out there doing this? (That is, having a presence away from the newsroom in the community.) Is it a worthwhile idea, or something that the Daily Monopolies down the block need to think about more than community news organizations?

Have experiences to share? Let us know, please. Let's talk.

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