Baristanet.com's founder Debra Galant and Liz George

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Gallantgeorgestreet_7 In late 2004, a former New York Times free-lance columnist, Debra Galant, started "Baristanet.com" (MGP PROFILE), a local news website for three contiguous northern New Jersey suburbs -- Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield. Within a few months she was joined by journalism-trained Liz George. On Jan. 11, 2008, Media Giraffe project Editor Bill Densmore interviewed the web partners as they held court at Cafe Eclectic on Bloomfield Avenue. Watch a 56-minute video stream by clicking on the carat at the bottom left of the image below.  (Or download the 89MB QuickTime video file).

Or listen to a separate audio interview by clicking on the carat at the right of the bar below, or download an MP3 podcast for offline listening.