CrowNews.net – Citizen Journalism

In catching up with the latest goings on of my fellow former St. Cloud intern Breanna Roy, I was directed to CrowNews.net, a site that she and her classmates at the University of Montana have helped to establish. According to the site:

CrowNews.Net, is a community online newspaper serving the town of Crow Agency, Mont., and the Apsaalooke nation.

It is produced by tribal members, people involved with communities on the Crow Reservation and the Rural News Network at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism.

CrowNews.net is part of a bigger project, the Rural News Network, which helps communities create their own citizen journalism web sites and has already successfully launched the Dutton Country Courier.

Breanna is also a part of another U of M project, Reznet, which “hires about 30 Native American college students nationwide as reporters, editors, photographers, copy editors and multimedia journalists to cover their tribal communities or colleges during the academic year.”

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