Citizen Buy InEdit
A movement of citizen journalists is now a part of our civic and political landscape. Citizens interact more and more with members of the mainstream press. Citizen-centric institutions interact with mainstream media outlets as well.
With the Platform.For-Pgh.org, friends, running mates, citizen candidates, and even the opposition can create a more robust dialogue among citizens and the "professional" news producers.
Power is shifting and being more fragmented. The "lecture" format and "top-down" communication styles from the news outlets is not the only way these days.
If you'd like to engage in citizen journalism, the no-cost blogging service called Blogger, owned by Google, is easy and effecient. But better yet, use our blog and leave comments. Furthermore, ask and become a running mate.
Candidate Buy InEdit
Beyond Mark Rauterkus, candidate for State Senate, others have engaged in efforts here and in the blog space. A candidate for mayor in the Dem Primary, a candidate for City Council, and a candidate for school board have been interacting with us in meaningful ways. Others who are running for bench positions have also interacted and "invested" in remote ways.