Palo Alto Weekly Launches Citizen Journalism Forum

june 7, 2006  10:12 am
In the "Town Square," a new section of the Palo Alto Weekly's Web site, visitors "may publish their own news stories, share opinions and engage in dialogue on local issues," according to Publisher Bill Johnson's announcement. Palo Alto Weekly gets 300,000 unique visitors monthly; Town Square participants are not required to register, but they must identify their neighborhood of residence when posting. "In essence, Town Square turns everyone into potential publishers and makes it possible to communicate directly with other community members without depending on the newspaper," Johnson said.