I’m interrupting my usual posts to bring you a special short film: Creased Map of the Underworld
This film took a poem written by Kim Addonizio which was then put into motion by film-maker Bryan Michurski. It’s gritty, and it’s dark. After watching it, you may never look at the world, or death, quite the same again. Through Motionpoems, I had the honor of interviewing both Kim and Bryan. You can read it here.
At first glance it seems these two should be practically the same, right?
In a nut shell:
Local news cover broad, mainstream events that occur within a region, state, nation, and the world.
Community Journalism takes a more narrow, specific approach. It focuses on a specific geographic locale (a town or a suburb), or a community of interest or practice, or even a community of fans. Community Journalism is manged by the community (most are not-for-profit) and not by a commercial entity. Its main goal is to bring a particular community together by providing relevant content for that community.
Since I took on a few assignments as a citizen journalist (interviews), I began to realize how little I knew of the Journalism field. I decided to change that. I’m currently taking a Community Journalism course, and so far, it’s been very informative. It got me thinking of you, my fellow reader. What do you know about Community Journalism?