A conversation between readers and the editor of The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
The End of the World As We Know It! (Thank Goodness) The Birth of the New World of News
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
SeeClickFix local problems around Lorain County
SeeClickFix allows you to flag non-emergency trouble spots on an area map, provide details and track what is happening. It's a great way for people in the community to voice concerns and to take action toward a solution.
SeeClickFix is a new citizen journalism initiative by The Morning Journal and its parent firm, Journal Register Company, in conjunction with the SeeClickFix company.
By enabling citizens to report trouble spots that need fixing, SeeClickFix helps communities to help themselves.
Overall, SeeClickFix to date has provided help on 30,000 problems from potholes and speeding school buses to bad drinking water and blighted buildings in a number of states. More than 40 percent of those problems have been reported as fixed. Give it a try. Just SeeClickFix.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
What's on your mind? Build a community conversation
Tell the Editor and build a community conversation. Just click the "comments" link below and type your thoughts.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Here's where things stand with reinventing our newspaper world
Area too dangerous for school campus
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Community journalism improves breaking news coverage of local police chase, shooting
Jeffrey Mrosko Jr. e-mailed me two great photos he took. He happened to be on the spot, while our staff reporter had to get there. His photos are shown here. In one we see the suspect being taken away for medical treatment. The other showed the chase car with an apparent bullet hole in the window.
As the facts emerged, we updated our story several times adding detail, photos and revisions, and also told online readers to see full coverage in Friday's print edition.
We want to work with community members who have news tips or spot news photos like those shown here.
We also want to help area residents find their journalistic "voice" through our Community Media Lab. We'll help get you started in the world of blogging. It will be your blog. We'll just provide a home for it on our Web site, www.MorningJournal.com.
In the Media Lab we'll tutor you on the basics needed to start. Then, you do the rest, sharing your news or opinions, working from home. Topics are wide open: neighborhood news, school news, church news, clubs, hobbies, sports. Your imagination is your guide.
As I've said before, the walls are dissolving between the newsroom and our living rooms. Easily learned technology now lets readers also be writers and photographers and shoot video. We're not afraid that some of you might even be able to do it better than we can. What's important is that together, our contributions will all add up to better serve the community's need for news and information delivered in the ways that serve each of us best.
If you would like us help you become a community blogger, let me know. Just send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you've got a hot news tip, or a news photo to share, you can e-mail me with that too.