Our Voice: Duluth Citizen

Please join us at duluthcitizen.org by registering an account and adding a photo. Site activity will help our nonprofit secure grant money for 2010 that will fund professional watchdog journalism.

Our news site and print edition (also launching in 2010) will feature stories and conversations added to the community site by citizens.

Thank You,
Duluth Citizen Staff

20 Comments

CitizenD

about 11 years ago

Oops. We didn't mean to bump one week live. Very important. 

Get to Beaners NOW. Thanks for 10 years Jason & crew.

-Staff

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

I assume you mean "professional watchdog journalism" and "stories and conversations added to the community site by citizens" to be two separate, but perhaps sometimes overlapping, things?

CitizenD

about 11 years ago

@ Barrett

Most definitely separate. 

We've had 12 ex-DNT and other journalists involved (at varying levels) since May developing the organization. 

Professional journalists will be paid for their contributions and given priority/freedom to write whatever they want. 

Community contributions will be given weight as supplemental content/commentary but certainly not pushed aside.

Anyone who has something intelligent to say that goes through citizen journo training courses and can back up the story with credible sources (checked by the staff) will have the same exposure as staff writers.

The above vision will clearly take a lot of work on our part but we're dedicated to delivering it if funding comes through.

Jeepers

about 11 years ago

For a minute I thought this was the Duluth Citizens Blog reaching out the PDD readers...

Amyt Swanoski

about 11 years ago

Do I have to be from Duluth to join?  I'm a Superior resident, but as a former employee of local news orgs I'm very interested in this.

Calk

about 11 years ago

This sounds really great, like MinnPost.com. As our local newspaper deteriorates more and more and eventually sinks into oblivion, it's imperative that we have professional journalists still covering our community. I already signed up. The similarity of the DC's name with the DCB does concern me though. I would not want anyone to mistake that insanity with this legitimate new endeavor. But then the DCB has been imploding since the primary, with lots of made-up comments, obviously altered comments, and just plain offensive comments entertaining the rubberneckers. Hopefully it'll just be a bad memory after the election. . .

mevdev

about 11 years ago

Watchdog, don't you mean updog?

This post is making it smell like updog in here.

Carla

about 11 years ago

Are you a news agency or a web design company?  It's not clear....

Rob

about 11 years ago

It's a Howie Hanson deal, I suspect.

Paul Lundgren

about 11 years ago

You commentators better be careful or Perfect Duluth Day will soon be touted as "a harsh online critic of nonprofit news organizations that haven't launched yet."

pH

about 11 years ago

Looks promising, give it a chance.

mevdev

about 11 years ago

Really really strong smell of Updog in here!

rediguana

about 11 years ago

I've already joined as well, but I have two questions:

1) How will you distinguish who are the "professional" journalists who get paid for their submissions? 

2) What "citizen journo training courses" are you referring to and will you be offering them, and if so how do I sign up?

adam

about 11 years ago

Goddamnit...

What's up, dog!?!.

mevdev

about 11 years ago

There doesn't seem to be anything UP as there is-nothing-up yet. It is just a pre-announcement.

Thanks Adam!

Barrett Chase

about 11 years ago

Mevdev has a penisfor on his head.

Jamie

about 11 years ago

What's a penisfor?

Ramos

about 11 years ago

A half-dozen committed reporters attending every board meeting in town could find enough news to kick the DNT's butt on a daily basis. I go to 2 board meetings a month (GLA and Spirit Mountain) and I almost always find a story. The vast majority of news in Duluth is simply not covered.

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