Beyond Letters to the Editor: How everyday people can be heard in Northfield

Jan 22 2009 7:00 pm
Jan 22 2009 10:00 pm

Residents involved with local media will address the topic, "How everyday people can be heard in Northfield," in a panel discussion Thursday, January 22, 7:00 PM at the Grand in downtown Northfield. The event is the headliner for the annual meeting of Northfield Citizens Online -- the governing board of Northfield.org. The NCO Board invites the public to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about local media and how to get involved.

An all-volunteer organization, the mission of NCO is to create an electronic commons that strengthens the fabric of the Northfield area. According to NCO board chair Ellen Iverson, Northfield has a rich variety of media, including Northfield.org, where citizen voices may be heard.  Iverson explains, "We've invited the speakers to explain how the public can use their medium to participate in the community conversation." There will be time for people to comment and ask questions of the panel.

Library Board Chair Margit Johnson will moderate the discussion. Members of the panel are: Sam Gett, publisher, Northfield News; Griff Wigley, Locally Grown Northfield; Doug Bratland, Northfield.org board member; Jeff Johnson, owner, KYMN;  Rob Shanilec, publisher, Northfield Entertainment Guide; Brendon Etter, blogger; and Paul Hager, director, NTV.

 


Photos from the media panel

Griff Wigley has posted an album of photos from last night's event at http://locallygrownnorthfield.org/post/8357/. Take a look!