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Civic Journalism and Networking Sites

The Civic Practices Network
Civic Practices Network (CPN) is a collaborative and nonpartisan project bringing together a diverse array of organizations and perspectives within the new citizenship movement. It's committed to bringing practical methods for public problem solving into every community and institutional setting in America. It wants all citizens to learn from what others are doing to renew their communities. CPN is designed to bring schooling for active citizenship, which has always been at the heart of our rich democratic and community life, into the information age.

Democracy Place, USA
Democracy Place, USA is a town on the Internet for civic journalism and citizen participation in the public policy debate. It's goal is to empower all of its visitors with a better understanding of the issues and tools with which to be heard. In many ways, Democracy Place, USA is a bully pulpit, an everyman's soapbox, but it also incorporates vast amounts of information keeping the outrageous in check and the rational on steady ground. Civic journalism is one attempt at giving the public the news it demands from the media. Here, you will see and hear stories where it is the citizen setting the agenda and the elected officials, or those wishing to be elected, are held accountable.
On Democracy Place, USA you can visit radio, television, newspapers, the community center, polls and surveys, the press club, meet the candidates, and much more. Democracy Place, USA is a project of the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Pew Center for Civic Journalism, and Soundprint Media Center.

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