Wednesday, May 02, 2007


While the project was making the news (Front page of last Friday's Times-Picayune!), I was with a class from the Cal-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The instructors - Dan Gillmor, director of the Center for Citizen Media, and Bill Gannon, director of online operations for Lucasfilm Ltd - brought 6 students.
They have audio/video of individual interviews with about 36 Gentilly residents, and they took photos of blocks throughout Gentilly. Their intention is to post all the content on a Google map, working in concert with this project to show what's happening in New Orleans and how the progress can vary house-to-house and block-to-block.
And this is just the first step. The next is finding people in Gentilly to serve as citizen journalists!


Blogger Quintus Jett said...

The photo shows Dan and Bill with several students talking to Lynn Lee (left corner), president of the Indian Village neighborhood association in Gentilly.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Quintus Jett said...

And my colleage Xun Shi and his research assistant Ben Wilson were on WWL 870 AM in New Orleans this morning!

10:35 AM  

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