JTM:MN - Cory Heidelberger - Passion of Place

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Cory Heidelberger, blogger at Madville Times, talks about the similarities between his role as a High School teacher and his role as the sole contributor to his blog. He sees blogging, like teaching, as ongoing education contributing to the civic sphere. Heidelberger also discusses his blog's approach to audience participation and civic engagement.

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/JournalismThatMatters

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