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Capital Ideas: Creating a home for Edmonton’s entrepreneurs

Capital Ideas held its 13th event, "Building a Business," on Jan. 23, 2013 at the Edmonton Journal.
Capital Ideas’ October 2012 event ‘Creating a great customer experience.’

While the project is formally known as Capital Ideas, it’s also Postmedia’s Edmonton Experiment.

As well as a virtual space, Capital Ideas is a physical meeting place for Edmonton’s entrepreneurs. Monthly meetings allow for members of the city’s business community to connect and share ideas.

This doesn’t mean bringing in academics and consultants, but people who are already active in the business community.

“We’re based on idea that everyone who’s in business has learned a lot and wants to learn more, and that we can use the loud voice and the broad reach and the credibility of the Edmonton Journal to help them do that,” Karen Unland, Capital Ideas’ project lead,  said in an interview.

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Audio: Hear Karen Unland describe Capital Ideas and how it’s received by the community

[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/97083863/Unland_final.mp3]

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Community newsrooms I’ll be examining

Photo by Flikr user ChopperReed.
Photo by Flickr user Chopper Reed.

It’s time to get off the pot.

It’s time to start my research into community newsrooms and their relationship with traditional news outlets.

I’ve already defined what I’m referring to in terms of ‘community newsroom’, and I’ve (attempted) to develop a criteria for the information these newsrooms are creating.

All that’s left in this phase of the project (according to my handy Gantt chart) is to list newsrooms I’ll be examining.

With this, and all other stages of research, I’d love your help. If I’m missing a great community newsroom project in Canada or the U.S., please, by all mean, let me know.

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