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February 19, 2006

Your Hub - Citizens as Journalists

Over the past several months I've been getting an insert in my Denver Post once a week titled "Your Hub". It's a section in the paper that incorporates news stories from my community (in this case Lonetree/Douglas County) giving that homespun, my town newspaper feel. The articles are those that you would typically find in some small town newspaper; you know - bake sale for the local swim team, Littleton quilting club crowned "best in class" :-). Upon further examination though, you find that it's a newspaper "by the people". Anyone can submit articles by registering at yourhub.com and blog about anything they want. The newspaper staff then culls through the articles and puts them in a printed format for distribution. Or, you can go to the site and read all the articles/posts by the community (although I'm sure some of the articles are edited. Putting the editorial control in the hands of the people - well, sort of.

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