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Documenters has already trained more than 1,700 people who’ve covered more than 2,300 public meetings.
“We believe for local news to have a future, it has to be built for people when they truly need information before it is built for people when they are just curious.”
“The goal is not to produce content for media outlets. It’s to repair broken bridges with local government, to get people to the meetings, get their voices heard, and figure out the line between where the active citizen and journalist is.”
Chicago’s City Bureau is betting on local residents doing this sort of low-key not-quite-journalism at meetings, and now it’s expanding the model to Detroit.