The Representative Journalism Project is like an infant named Hercules. It is a name full of promise attached to something that is full of potential, but not yet grown.
On Saturday, Leonard Witt, who founded the project, engaged in an informal discussion with a dozen people living in Northfield (including me). We talked about the future of the journalism industry and what part the Representative Journalism Project could play in making that future brighter.
In attendance in alphabetical order, with titles that do no justice in describing them: Alex Beebe, manager of Just Food co-operative grocery store; Sam Friedman, Carleton student; Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, farmer; Susan Hvistendahl, columnist; Randy Jennings, a frequent online commenter; David Ludescher, ditto; Jane McWilliams, Northfield.org board member; Jaci Smith, managing editor of the Northfield News; Kiffi and Victor Summa, community activists; Shayla Thiel-Stern, a RepJ Project researcher.
I’m interested in hearing from the people who attended the two-hour meeting to see if anyone had anything else to say.