Wednesday, September 17, 2008

OK, One More - A Resource

For the person interested in doing an article reviewing clothing swaps and other reuse opportunities - October is Choose To Reuse Month & Hennepin County is doing a bunch to support that. Here's a URL to a list of participating locations:

"Going green has never been so much fun! In an effort to encourage more reuse, Hennepin County has partnered with 84 earth-friendly retailers to offer coupons for discounts and reuse opportunities valid from October 1-31, 2008. For more information, contact: Hennepin County Environmental Services, 612-348-3777 or "

Hey, let me know if you're going to use this idea or not. If not, can I have it? -K-

Really Stoked About This Process

Love the blogsite idea as an online learning medium.

Tonight I've set up an interview with Felicity Britton, Exec. Dir. of Linden Hills Power and Light. She's going to forward me to a couple of families participating in the Source Separated Organics Program, as well as Susan Young, who runs the facility where the stuff goes. AND, I've already developed my list of questions. I won't get to interview her until Monday or Tues.

Also have set up the next article - want to do a story on the relevance of art as a means of metabolizing cultural crises like the RNC. Have set up interview with Exec. Dir. of the St. Paul Art Crawl, & asked for a couple of references to artists doing work that reflects the RNC, or is otherwise topical for this political season. AND I've got my list of questions developed.

Also fishing for sources willing to talk, for article #3, on continuing investigation/harrassment of particpants in the RNC 08. I may have to post a shout out to for sources willing and able to comment. Or maybe twitter for sources. Dunno yet.

G'night, all, it's been fun. -K-

After the first class meeting

What a great group! We are going to have a terrific four weeks of talking, learnign and practicing citizen journalism. The story ideas were great, and I am looking forward to reading the first drafts and seeing you again next week.

And, for those of you interested in the post-RNC Bedlam Theater production, "Because We Still Live Here," check out Dwight Hobbes in the Daily Planet --

"Bedlam Theatre’s wizardry, blending avant-garde art with determined activism, is in effect once more—this time with the upcoming Because We Still Live Here, a mixed-medium evening about the aftermath of the Republican National Convention. Sarah Palin or no, it’s safe to say Bedlam will not be lauding the G.O.P. for including everybody—regardless of race, creed or gender—in the mythologically vaunted American Dream. It’s also a good guess Bedlam won’t be paying homage to how police forces protected and served the living hell out of the public. ... the rest of the story

Welcome to Citizen Journalism Fall Workshop!

Welcome to the fall session of the Citizen Journalism Workshop, co-sponsored by ExCo and the Twin Cities Daily Planet. As a participant in the workshop, you are invited and strongly encouraged to use this blog to post your thoughts about journalism and writing, and articles that you write for class. I'm looking forward to four weeks of interesting and thought-provoking blog posts.