About the Twin Cities Daily Planet



Adaobi Okolue

 Bruce Johansen

Andrea Plaid

jens pinther

Jens Pinther

The Twin Cities Daily Planet is an award-winning, professionally edited online publication that amplifies and connects marginalized voices.

The Daily Planet was conceived as an experiment in participatory journalism, built on a partnership between professional journalists and individual citizens. Collectively, the residents of the Twin Cities have far more expertise and insight than can be found in any one newsroom. The premise of the Daily Planet is that new technologies are making it possible for these people to become more active and powerful participants in the news production process. One goal of the Daily Planet is to harness that community intelligence and enable individuals to share information and work together for the common good.

The Daily Planet is a media arts project of the Twin Cities Media Alliance, a nonprofit media arts organization dedicated to equipping community members – particularly individuals from marginalized communities – with the power of media arts to define and amplify their narratives, connect across communities, and ultimately drive new thinking and engagement around their stories.

To learn more about the Daily Planet, see:
• More than a blog: Editorial procedures and standards
• TC Daily Planet editorial guidelines (for writers)
Blogging on the Daily Planet (for bloggers)
• Resources for Community Journalists
• Resources for Neighborhood Organizations
Classes and Training for Community Journalists


Publisher: Adaobi Okolue
Arts + Culture Editor: Andrea Plaid
Marketing & Editorial Assistant: Jens Pinther


Dozens of writers have contributed original reporting to the Daily Planet. Here’s a complete description of how we edit, moderate, and publish articles and blogs.




mnspj-logo3“The breadth and depth of this site is terrific. It connects on multiple fronts: reader engagement, neighborhood coverage, local opinions, 24/7 updates, and a strong commitment to a diversity of voices. Tcdailyplanet.net really taps the power of the medium to make the community part of the conversation—a lesson some of its competitors could benefit from.” 
-Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, conveying 2009 Page One Award for Best Independent Web Site