MM’s post on “Citizen Journalism” and the Lansing Online News

Mark Maynard has a really good post worth reading, “Bonnie Bucqueroux on the Lansing Online News.” It’s about the ongoing and (apparently) successful citizen journalism effort, the Lansing Online News, which is run by Bonnie, a semi-retired journalism professor at Michigan State.  I found it really interesting because it’s something that I’ve thought about trying to get off the ground in this area and with this site, but the thing I find really challenging is maintaining contributor interest.  I mean, I get plenty of ideas from loyal readers, but not many constitute “reporting,” really.

Of course, Bonnie has some interns too; maybe that’s what I need…..