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Friday, February 29, 2008

Norwood News Presents at Grassroots Media Conference on Sunday

The Norwood News and West Bronx News Network are participating in a workshop entitled "News for Underserved Neighborhoods" at this Sunday's NYC Grassroots Media Conference at Hunter College. The workshop is being organized by Bernard Stein, co-publisher of The Riverdale Press and editor of the Hunts Point Express. Stein and Norwood News editor Jordan Moss, along with Desiree Hunter, an activist with the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, and Adam Leibowitz of The Point, will present at the workshop. Here's the description:

Community newspapers and websites fill a void in big city life, airing information, connecting residents and giving them a voice; but many of the city’s poorest neighborhoods have no source of community news.

In the Bronx, where some of the city’s poorest and most poorly-served residents live, a movement has begun to provide for them what their more affluent neighbors take for granted, a source of information and a forum for debate on the issues closest to home.

This panel will include the founding editors of The Hunts Point Express www.huntspointexpress.com and the West Bronx News Network http://westbronxnews.blogspot.com/ and two community activists from the neighborhoods covered by the Norwood News, Highbridge Horizon, Mount Hope Monitor and The Express to showcase the ways in which independent, not-for-profit news can make a difference and to sow the seeds of similar ventures elsewhere in the city.

Hope to see you there!!!


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