JTM:MN - Melissa Cornick - Passion of Place

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Melissa Cornick, investigative television producer, talks about her background as a producer for commercial television. She compares this to her current project, investigating through the community unverifiable voting machines in Bucks County, PA. She emphasizes the importance of proper investigation, to ensure the longevity and legitimacy of the story. She speaks about the power of individual story and how the media has long been avoiding such stories.

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: Http://JournalismThatMatters.org