The Weekly Planet


News and Notes for Friends of the TC Daily Planet
July 20, 2006


* The Daily Planet on KARE-11
* U.S. Internet selects the Daily Planet to provide content for local wi-fi pilot
* TCMA board member will visit citizen newsroom in San Francisco
* Hmong Today editor joins TCMA board
* Kudos

The Daily Planet on KARE-11
Daily Planet managing editor Craig Cox appeared on KARE-11’s morning news program on Thursday, where he explained the new publication’s commitment to citizen-based journalism. The appearance marked the beginning of a new partnership between KARE and the Twin Cities Media Alliance. As part of the agreement, KARE will be posting Daily Planet content on its popular Web site and Cox will be making occasional appearances on the morning news show.

U.S. Internet selects the Daily Planet to provide content for local wi-fi pilot
The two companies vying to build Minneapolis’ new wi-fi network have selected local content providers for their respective pilot projects. For the Southside pilot, U.S. Internet has chosen to use the Daily Planet. The U.S. Internet site, which was demonstrated Friday at the Brian Coyle Center in Cedar-Riverside, devotes about one-third of the homepage to Daily Planet content. Readers can click through and explore the Daily Planet Web site. Northside pilot vendor Earthlink is using Star Tribune content.

TCMA board member will visit citizen newsroom in San Francisco
TCMA board member and Global/Local editor Doug McGill will visit the headquarters of New American Media in early August to learn more about how the successful citizen-based syndication service trains its reporters and editors. Doug will be reporting back to the board in August.

Hmong Today editor joins TCMA board
Wameng Moua, the editor/publisher of Hmong Today, has agreed to join the TCMA board of directors. We welcome Wameng to the organization.

Congratulations to the Latino Communications Network (LCN) and the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, two TCMA media partners who yesterday announced they were forming a partnership of their own. . . . Thanks to Gregory Daigle, who recently traveled to Seoul, South Korea, for an international conference on citizen journalism. His seven dispatches from the scene painted a provocative picture of the state of citizen media in the world. . . . Books editor Anne Geske continues to recruit great book reviewers. Check out Anne Lies’ new review. . . . Thanks to photo editor Bonnie Wilson, who’s been scouring the landscape for great photographers. Her latest find: Christine Daves’ “then and now” portraits of North Minneapolis are up in the photo gallery. . . . As always, thanks to all who make the Daily Planet possible.
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