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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Help us develop a real Community Media Lab

A very bare Community Media Lab at The Reporter headquarters in Lansdale. Photo by Andy Stettler

Asst. online editor

Many have asked “What is a Community Media Lab?”

The answer: Whatever you need it to be.

Okay, maybe that’s being a little too broad but the fact is that The Reporter’s Community Media Lab is being developed to suit the needs of a growing physical and digital community.

In many cases, that may mean the lab will be a place to learn about blogging and using social media to increase your presence, your business’ or organization’s web presence.

In today’s digital world, very few organizations can thrive or survive if they are not consistently working to improve — or build from scratch — a presence on the Internet.

We believe, in the beginning, that this is what the lab’s primary use will be, to teach the community about how to build and improve a web presence. But we want the lab to do more.

So you tell us. What can this lab do for you? What do you want to learn? What could a coffee-house-style space be? How would you use it? Please, fill out the form below and help us build this Community Media Lab into something Lansdale, North Penn, the Indian Valley, whomever, will be proud of.

Because even though we use the term, “The Reporter’s Community Media Lab,” we know full well that in order for the lab to really be built for the community, it must be built by the community.

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2 Comments:

Blogger MarkLoundy said...

Have people commented about this elsewhere? I'm interested in reading their suggestions.

February 21, 2012 at 8:20 PM 
Blogger Andy Stettler said...

Not yet Mark, but I'm expecting more thoughts in the morning on our website here - http://bit.ly/xfClFt

February 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM 

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