The Weekly Planet


News and Notes for Friends of the TC Daily Planet
June 8, 2006

* Building neighborhood forums
* MCAD students contribute to photo gallery
* Spreading the word
* Kudos

Building neighborhood forums
TCMA operations manager Becky Clawson will be meeting tomorrow with Steven Clift, founder of, to talk about creating neighborhood forums on the Daily Planet Web site. They’ll be looking at examples of neighborhood forums and talk about funding options. We’ll have a report on the progress of this initiative next week.

MCAD students contribute to photo gallery
Two students at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Noel Warden and Bryce Marback, have contributed photos to the Daily Planet’s photo gallery. It’s the first collaboration between the Web site and the prestigious art school. Check out their work “here”:

Spreading the word
The Daily Planet was mentioned recently in the Sound Partners e-mail digest, which goes out to about 1,300 subscribers. And the June issue of the Citizen’s League monthly publication, “Minnesota Journal”:, featured piece on the Daily Planet’s mission by TCDP managing editor Craig Cox.

Thanks to Rich Broderick for the great piece on Minneapolis history, featured on today’s home page. The piece originally appeared in The Rake. . . . The energetic folks at the Whittier Globe have favored us with a nice batch of stories, including a piece on Whittier School. . . . And thanks to Met Council president Peter Bell, who contributed a thoughtful editorial on regional transit. . . As always, thanks to all who are helping out with the Daily Planet.

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