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Dig editor to try to bootstrap grassroots journalism

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Dig News Editor Chris Faraone is starting an effort to support and share investigative and interpretive reporting by Boston-area journalists who don't have an MSM press card. The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism will, he writes:

[C]ontract with reporters of all types to produce features that are relevant to one or more of five general editorial departments: Investigative, Tech & Innovation, Arts, Engagement Narratives, and Intercultural. We will operate with rigor, and drill hard on difficult issues, while structurally BINJ will rely on a vast network of independent media makers (of various skill levels and interests), and distribute through a matrix of deeply-rooted commonwealth press institutions - from scrappy outer-borough weeklies to hyper-local blogs and podcasts.

He's planning a formal launch in the fall.

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Ed. note: I had dinner with Chris a couple weeks back - at the Pleasant in Roslindale, which is where all such dinner meetings should be held - to talk about UHub involvement.

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and what was the outcome of such meeting? :)

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Nothing formal. Sounds like a great idea and I hope to make the first organizing meeting (next month some time; yeah, I should look up the date).

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I don't always agree with his outlook on things, but I admire the research he does and the (occasional) depth of his writing. He helped me understand the viewpoints of the occupy crowd back when that was a thing.

We need much more investigative journalism.

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So when will BINJ crowdsource funding to buy out the Globe & Herald and dance with the rest of new media on their graves to the applause of ten thousand tweets?

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Shameless hoisting of the iconic Black Flag bars.

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Good news. Let's hope the financial support is there to support indie journalism.
Chris Faraone provided valuable insight into Occupy and the Mayoral race. Looking forward to
more of his journalism.

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I already know how to roll a pretty good joint. I wonder if Faraone will be offering a course on the proper way to drop acid and shit yourself.

You know, in a journalistic, ethical way...

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I wanna pick his brain on how to do acid in public, like at the RNC, and not freak out :)

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What exactly comprises an "engagement narrative" department?

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... political or otherwise.

People who are at least trying to make life less sucky for everyone.

I suspect a lot of the items will be about people who pick up trash along the Charles or manage community gardens or run programs at the Boys and Girls Clubs. So it's not going to be "all Occupy, all the time".

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Had never heard that term before..

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>"MSM press card"

MSM ?

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be mainstream media.

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