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Citizen Journalists to Participate Directly in Democracy

By Pamela Jean
Announcement | October 1, 2009

Welcome to the Kansas Free Press!

So, what is the Kansas Free Press? KFP is a brand new state-wide online newspaper, in blog format, written exclusively by citizen journalists. Our Kansan writers will write about people, politics, and policies that effect Kansans, the future of Kansas and our way of life.

Why citizen writers? Writing about the local politics and people of Kansas, our citizen journalists are chiefly moved to jump into a public conversation about the future of Kansas. Citizen writers desire to participate directly in democracy - by gathering information about what happens in school board meetings, community events, county commission meetings or in the state legislature.

Our writers want to examine what the people of Kansas value most and how our community and governments responds to those values. They want to be more informed about their governments - and they want to ensure other citizens have good information, too.

What's the matter with Kansas? Well, we'll sort that out, and we'll even fix it. Those of you from out-of-state will have wonderful ring side seats by visiting KansasFreePress.com. If you are from Kansas, you may even lead this charge. It will all happen here. Really.

Are you on Facebook? If so, please become our "fan" on our Facebook fan page too! That way, we'll be able to keep you up-to-date on all the upcoming excitement! Through our Facebook page, we'll also provide you with progress reports. We'll introduce our newest and most interesting writers to you as they each come aboard. We'll even invite you to share your ideas and opinions with us. And, of course, we will definitely ask you to join in the celebration for our grand opening! Please "fan" us at our Kansas Free Press Facebook page!

Now, if you will, just one more thing before you go away today. Will you please bookmark this site too? (CTRL-D) If you add our address - www.KansasFreePress.com to your favorites right now, you'll be able to find us again very easily, in the future. You won't ever forget how to get back here!

KFP is a child of the successful national blog Everyday Citizen.

"We need news that breeds understanding, not contempt; news that fosters a healthy skepticism of the workings of power rather than a paralyzing cynicism. We need the basic information that a self-governing people requires. The old news model is crumbling, while the Internet, for all its immense promise, is not yet ready to rise in its place -- and won't be until it can provide the nuts-and-bolts reporting that most people so take for granted that it escapes their notice." - Dan Rather

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