The Mountain Xpress is spotlighting a new feature over the next couple of days. It’s called Blogwire, and it’s our invitation to you to collaborate with us on gathering local news and information.
Blogwire is our latest experiment in citizen-driven news and information. It’s your chance to post to www.mountainx.com what you see as important local news and information. Call it community-powered media, or grassroots journalism. This is our window into your world.
“Everybody’s a publisher today,” says Mountain Xpress Publisher Jeff Fobes, “and the community’s smarter if everyone has a chance to talk and be heard.” Asheville already has a reputation for bolstering grassroots movements, he adds, “so it’s a great place to make journalism more grassroots.”
Once you create a user account on www.mountainx.com and request access, you’ll be able to post your local news and information. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you and Mountain Xpress can work together.
— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor