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The Twin Cities Daily Planet (www.tcdailyplanet.net), is an online news source featuring the best of the community press plus the work of citizen-reporters and independent journalists, with a full complement of local news, features, columns, and interactive community forums.
The site provides a one-stop source for a full range of arts coverage from local community publications (including mnartists.org, The Pulse, MN Spokesman-Recorder, and a variety of community and neighborhood publications), as well as independent writers and citizen-reporters and photojournalists.
Arts section editors include Ann Geske, a freelance writer and editor; Sumanth Gopinath, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Minnesota; and KFAI personality and independent reporter Lydia Howell.
“Collectively, the citizens of the Twin Cities have far more expertise and insight than can be found in any one newsroom,” said Daily Planet managing editor Craig Cox formerly the executive editor of Utne magazine. “The premise of the TC Daily Planet is that new technologies are making it possible for these citizens to become more active and powerful participants in the news production process.”
The Daily Planet is published by the nonprofit Twin Cities Media Alliance (TCMA), which brings together media professionals and engaged citizens to improve the quality, accountability and diversity of the local media. TCMA envisions a participatory democracy in which citizens from all segments of society—and especially those whohave been traditionally denied access—are able to use the media as a tool to share information, hold the powerful accountable, build community, and work together for the common good.
The Daily Planet publishes stories from citizen-reporters interested in telling stories of the arts in their communities. These reporters are offered opportunities to learn basic journalistic skills with the help of former New York Times reporter Doug McGill, who is teaching a series of workshops for aspiring reporters
To find out how to contribute reviews, articles, photos and other content to the Daily Planet, attend a citizen journalism workshop, or to receive our Arts newsletter, please visit us at www.tcdailyplanet.net.