Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Let's talk

The Virginian-Pilot is engaging in an interesting example of community journalism on its Web site. In response to a push to allow drilling for oil and gas off of Virginia's coast, the Pilot has created a forum, "Offshore 101," that lets community leaders and readers share their views on what impact the drilling would have. I like the mix of people featured on the forum: state legislators, Sierra Club activists, Department of Energy officials, businessmen and city council members. This kind of participatory discussion probably sheds more light on the issue than a straight news article would have. What do you think?


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