Earth Day online event

From: Clyde Bentley [mailto:bentleycl@missouri.edu]
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 10:09 PM
To: New Media Federation
Subject: [feds-newmedia] Earth Day online event

Columbia, MO, celebrates Earth Day with a large street fair and festival.  For the second year, student editors of MyMissourian.com have staffed a booth at which they explain citizen journalism, hand out pamphlets directing folks to our Web site and copies of our 23,000-circulation citizen journalism print edition.

But the excitement really climbs when we offer the loan of a digital camera on the condition they come back with photos of the fair that we can immediately upload to the Web.

We are a low (make that no) budget operation, so we just put a few photos directly on the site and then link to a Flickr gallery that grows through the day.

And grow it did.  We ended the day with 100 user-generated photographs, plus a pile of e-mail addresses of folks who would like to continue contributing.

Take a look at http://mymissourian.com.  If you have questions about our project, drop me a line.


Clyde H. Bentley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Missouri School of Journalism
3 Neff Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-1200
(573) 884-9688 BentleyCl@missouri.edu

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