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VLOGGERCON 2006 takes place this weekend in San Francisco. It is the intersection between media-makers and technology. A space for dialog and interaction. Of creation and collaboration.
In this story Duane Kuss, creator of DigElog, tells the story of how DigElogROCORI came to be and how it continues to evolve in its first year of existence.
One of the sessions being conducted at VLOGGERCON includes:
Are you passionate about your community? Our backyards are full of great stories, but many go unnoticed or untold. Community vlogging is the perfect way to bring those stories to life. We’ll talk about:
- How and where to find story ideas
- Helping other tell their stories
- Techniques for storytelling and citizen journalism
- Establishing an open forum for residents to post content
- Spreading the word and getting people involved
- Who is our audience? Townsfolk or the world?
Chuck Olsen, who produces Minnesota Stories , a site where many DigElogROCORI stories have been featured, will talk about his site and how it successfully melds his own documentary work with contributions from mediamakers around the state. Topics range from art to hyperlocal politics, home video and candid commentary. This story was created so that Chuck can tell the DigElog story as a part of his presentation on the panel.
DigElogROCORI Facts & Numbers
Established September 1, 2005
250 stories published in the first 9 months
13,000 visitors in the first 9 months (now averaging 1800 visitors/month & growing)
Hyper-focused on a population of less than 10,000 people in rural Minnesota.
Sponsorship fees range from $100 to $1000