Happy birthday to us! A party celebrating seven years of citizen journalism


On May 1, the Twin Cities Daily Planet marked seven years since its official launch in 2006. On May 21, we celebrated with a big party at Cause Spirits & Soundbar. Lolla Mohammed Nur emceed a presentation that spotlighted citizen journalists Elizabeth Thao and Kristoffer Tigue, and after some sound-system snafus were sorted out, DJ Stacy Schwartz—a Daily Planet contributor herself—got the house rocking. Thanks to the hundreds of citizen journalists who have made the Twin Cities Daily Planet a national model of participatory journalism!