Wednesday, 24th June 2009
Just because we're surrounded by news of digital media and resources doesn't mean that print has gone away; far from it. Sue Greenwood reminds us that for many people in the world, information access still means reading a paper (or blackboard) and describes how her company, Sweeble, seeks to put the means of production into the hands of those making the news.
The most active people in local communities aren't bloggers. They're the couple running the PTA and the under-13 football team; they're the village society committee, the book-club mums, the scout leaders, the charity volunteer...These are the people who generate the local events that used to fill pages of local newspapers. They often know most about what's happening locally and they may already be writing about it in parish newsletters or on school websites.
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