The Grant that Birthed Us PDF Print E-mail
Written by Richard Kerns   
Monday, 08 September 2008 21:46

By Richard Kerns
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FROSTBURG - The lead story of any debut news publication must be the birth of said publication. Thus it is with the Appalachian Independent.

group minus three.jpgThe fruit of a year-long development effort by a core group of a dozen area residents, the AppIndie, as it is known in shorthand, for its .org Web address, seeks to foster grassroots news coverage of Mountain Maryland and its Appalachian environs.


The online paper, to be published every other Wednesday, aims not only to tell our region's stories, but to provide a forum where "citizen journalists" can report on their own communities.
More than just sharing the good, bad and beautiful of the region we call home, AppIndie pursues a higher mission, to foster Web-based discussion as to the nature of the community we the people bequeath to those who follow.

This "dialogue of democracy" is at the heart the Appalachian Independent, as reflected in the publication's mission statement: Citizen journalists giving voice to a diverse Appalachian community.

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