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We [Already] Make the Media. Now, we need to organize a nonprofit to help Portland journalism prosper.

We Make the Media is a team of veteran journalists who have a vested interest in seeing journalism continue to persevere and survive—despite what may be happening in the world of media.

You’re hearing it more and more. There’s something special happening in Portland these days. There’s a groundswell, a number of things coming together, and just a general feeling of momentum around the reinvention of how we both produce and consume media.

To date, it’s been very much of a grassroots effort. Separate people doing their own thing. Or small groups of independent blogs, podcasts, and publications fighting the good fight.

Now, there may be an organization to help. Introducing We Make the Media. Read More

OPB Think Out Loud: Abraham Hyatt and Michelle Rafter on the rebirth of local journalism

That’s what Abraham Hyatt and Michelle Rafter of We Make The Media will be discussing, this morning, on OPB Think Out Loud: Rebirth of local journalism.

I’ve said it once or twice, I’ll probably say it again a few more times: Portland is a pretty darn bloggy town. In fact, blogging is probably right up there with brewpubs and restaurants in the “per capita” standings.

But what happens when those blogs stop being personal pontifications and navel gazing and become something more? What happens when they move from the realm of online diary to online media outlet? When the writing becomes journalistic?

That’s what Abraham Hyatt and Michelle Rafter of the We Make The Media project will be discussing, this morning, on OPB Think Out Loud: Rebirth of local journalism. Read More

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