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For some time now I have despaired about the state of news in Wisconsin.  A while back I realized that most of the "news" I actually care about has been coming to me through informal means -- emails, social media, blogs, etc.   And it has also occurred to me that being able to deal with that news in a more structured way, as well as engage more easily in the conversation would be a great thing.  And I'm a web sort of guy, so why not do something about it?  So I wrote a proposal to this year's Knight News Challenge - and you can help to make it happen.

So the idea here is simply to build a little more formalized way to engage in conversations, and to pull in content from various sources, calendars, and more. Also the idea is to make it easy to participate in conversations from email, cell phones, and whatever else is coming real soon now.  You can read the proposal as it stands right now on the Knight News Challenge site at https://www.newschallenge.org/....  I would love to get some feedback on this proposal, and any additional ideas for how this could work and be effective - if you could create a login at the News Challenge site and comment, I'd greatly appreciate it.  Please note that the comment period for these proposals ends on April 18 -- so commenting soon is important.

Originally posted to uppitywis on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 09:10 AM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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