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How do you build a news community? Learn from the best Monday at Fisher Plaza

Writing independently is more possible and more powerful than ever. But writing in isolation? That’s missing out on one of the social Web’s most promising capabilities — engagement.

Join Tracy Record of the West Seattle Blog, Evonne Benedict of KING 5 Seattle and Amy Duncan of My Green Lake and MSNBC’s Breaking News as they discuss what it takes for journalists to build, grow and sustain great news communities in the kick-off to the 2012 SPJ Continuing Ed Series Monday at 7 p.m. at Fisher Plaza.

The session is free for SPJ members and $10 for non-members. As with all sessions in the Continuing Ed Series, pizza will be served.

Space is limited, so RSVP soon!

“There are many benefits to creating community on a news site, whether the site is big or small. On a practical level, a community creates a network of people to tell a story and an army of tipsters,” said Duncan, whose site covers Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood.

“But a community also does something less measurable — it creates a feeling. I want people to feel good when the interact with — not because they always agree with everything they see on the site, but because they feel like their voice matters and they are heard.”

SPJ chapter board member and GeekWire columnist Mónica Guzmán (yours truly) will moderate what should be a fun discussion. Don’t miss it! Check out the rest of the SPJ Continuing Ed Series lineup — all happening Mondays at Fisher Plaza at 7 p.m. — here.

  • Maura Youngman
    Posted at 10:33h, 04 January

    Will there be a webcast? Because that sounds like a great way to help bring visibility and build online community around SPJ WW 🙂