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WKC Blog Launches Native American Blog

This week, we helped one of our clients, the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, to launch its first (of many?) blog:

WKC Blog: Covering Indian Country

The blog is designed to “illustrate and promote best practices for media coverage of ‘Indian Country’ by highlighting examples of well-written or effectively produced stories and discussing issues that affect Native Americans.”

It’s a co-authored blog by the many savvy participants in a week-long journalism seminar.  As the blog says: “You will hear from journalists who cover Indian Country and from sources who are covered by those journalists.  You will hear the personal stories and read the published stories of those enriched by the time spent there.”

There’s already a dozen posts, including one with great photographs, and another with some exclusive news about John McCain and his views on Indian gambling—McCain spoke with the seminar participants.

For this project, we provided the templating, the design, integration with the existing site database, an RSS feed, some server tweaking and some general blogging advice.  They’re doing the hard part—writing it! Good luck and have fun, WKC folk!

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