JTM:MN - Tim Erickson - Passion of Place

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Tim Erickson of E-Democracy.org, sees a hunger across the world for online community discussions. Erickson talks about online community moving beyond just people with technical knowledge to a critical mass of everyday people, people with an interest in seeing online discussions in their community, but who need technical help to get the conversations started.

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