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Direct Access: Ben Ilfeld on Citizen Journalism

Our exclusive interview with a hyper-local specialist

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  2. Ben Ilfeld on Citizen Journalism (6:43) 6:43 FREE!
    In this Direct Access interview, Mediabistro asked Ben to share his thoughts on community, user-generated content, and business models for citizen journalism. You'll get Ben's advice on how to get involved as a writer, reporter, or entrepreneur in the hyper-local space.

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Ben Ilfeld understands hyper-local: His Sacramento Press is setting the standard for community engagement. We ask him why local is the coolest place to be right now, and how writers can get involved. New media pioneer Ben Ilfeld co-founded Castle Press, LLC, the company behind the Sacramento Press. With direct input from his team, Ben defines the business and technology road map for the organization and works to continually refine the "hyper-local" model to reclaim community. Ben also develops and implements processes to recruit new writers as "recruitment manager."

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