Community journalism, baby!

I just wanted to share this link I found on one of the blogs I regularly read: www.austinpost.org.  I love Lyssa’s blog, and I’ll let her describe the Austin Post:

The idea behind it is to fill the void left by the death of newspapers
(dun dun dun) by creating a place for Austinites to post and submit
news. Those pieces of news and stories are then voted up or down on the
homepage and category pages by the readers. So the end result is that the community is deciding what’s newsworthy or not, what’s important, and what’s worth reading. It’s bringing intellectual discourse back to newspapers. Online.

Awesome. Community journalism.  I’m all about that.  I wonder if my current employer will be OK with me submitting an article or two?  Guess I better check first.

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  1. Hi Cindy! I just saw this trackback link in thisislifeinaustin.com’s spam filter, so I didn’t get a chance to thank you sooner for posting on Austin Post. I appreciate your support and hope you get a chance to write for us at AP!

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