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New Media Research Breakfast

Thursday March 5, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Murphy Hall Conference Center, Room 100
The Value of Professional Reporting in Blogging Communities: A Case Study of Locally Grown Northfield and 'Representative Journalism'
Shayla Thiel-Stern, assistant professor, SJMC
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The New Media Research Breakfast Series features new research and survey results conducted by UM
graduate students, faculty and the Twin Cities new media community.

Since last fall, Prof. Thiel-Stern has documented the RepJ project for community blog, Locally Grown Northfield, analyzing how the placement of a professional reporter covering stories relevant to the blog’s community has shaped and influenced the direction of the blog itself and its audience members. She discusses the roles the
audience, the reporter and the bloggers play in maintaining this thriving online news community.