JTM:MN - Patrick Phillips - Passion of Place

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Patrick Phillips, owner and publisher of VineyardVoice.org, speaks about the rich civic engagement in the community on Martha's Vineyard. Vineyard Voice uses personal storytelling as a way to revitalize conversation on the island. Through conversation it aims to relieve economic and social pressures from individuals in the community.

This video is a clip from the Journalism That Matters: The Passion of Place conversation that took place at Minnesota Public Radio. Twelve citizen-journalists -- "placebloggers" -- gathered on Friday, June 6, 2008, to discuss what motivates people to launch a local online news community and what are their challenges, their successes, the opportunities, vision and passion which accompany this work?

View the full 45 min version of the conversation here: http://www.archive.org/details/JournalismThatMattersMPR

For more info on Journalism That Matters, visit: JournalismThatMatters.org