"OpenPen media was created for residents of eastern Tennessee and it’s surrounding regions to address their concerns and voice their opinions as well as address the lack of relevant local news. Some opinions and commentary on the site may be passionate in their content and viewpoint. We encourage vigorous debate and conversation on all issues from all perspectives."
Stories posted there today include:
- Democratic Candidate for Governor Kim McMillan To Speak in ET (More On Her Campaign Here)
- Al Gore Offers Free Lecture At ETSU
- Rep. Phil Roe Hates Me, You and Everyone We Know
- Repeal The Patriot Act
- Vigil Marks 6th Anniversary of Iraq War
And this is just the start of this new citizen journalism project, and R. Neal at KnoxViews writes it is:
" ... the brain child of Janet Meek, former East Tennessee Coordinator for the Tennessee Democratic Party and founder of the independent Democratic Resource Center in Johnson City.
Janet has worked tirelessly for progressive government and politics for years, and her latest venture is a new, non-partisan approach to citizen journalism and alternative online media."
I certainly like what I've been reading and celebrate their efforts!