citizenreport_reToday marks the beginning of the “Citizen Report,” a collaborative effort between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. Drawing from submissions to the YourHub pages at ColoradoSprings.com, citizen journalists now have the opportunity to share their work over the air in addition to appearing in print.

This inaugural edition of the “Citizen Report” features a conversation with YourHub editor Tim Bergsten and YourHub community journalist Travis Duncan. It begins with Travis talking about the very nature of citizen journalism.

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4 Responses to The Citizen Report: Citizen Journalism

  1. Dave Hughes says:

    Ha Ha! So the Hub Print Boys are on the air!

    Well, I really could probably do as good a job explaining the rationale for an ‘audio’ hub as you did, but you will undoubtedly polish up as you go. Since I had to catch this via my net connection and a speaker on my computer, I detected a little bit of ‘echo’ effect in your digital voices that I probably would not have heard had I listened over FM radio real time.

    Now I assume that each week’s Radio Hub will be available online, like your introduction, so those of us too busy to catch the radio right when they are played, can hear all these Citizen Gettysburg Addresses online. Right?

  2. Mike Matthews says:

    Way to go, guys! Off and running. A great blend of media and cross communication. Looking forward to future stories.

  3. Barbara says:

    Really interesting. Is it possible to get these broadcasts as podcasts?

  4. At this time, podcasts aren’t available, but all pieces will appear online every week. However, podcasts may be something we look into in the future.

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