Leonard Witt: Representative Journalism


Leonard Witt has worked at a small New Hampshire weekly, at the Allentown, Pa., daily, and as an editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio. Now, as a Kennesaw [Ga.] State University professor, he's leading the Representative Journalism Project. The goal: Using Northfield, Minn., as a test site, see whether the public can be convinced to support civic-oriented, web-based journalism with their pocketbooks. Witt describes the project in a discuss at the "Sharing the News" symposium, June 28, 2008, at Lowell, Mass., organized by the New England News Forum. Bill Densmore, NENF director, introduces.