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Jan Schaffer, executive director of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, conceived this toolkit, directed the reporting and production of the video and wrote all the chapters that follow.

Ed Fouhy produced and narrated the accompanying DVD, a compelling look at what it takes to produce grassroots news sites. Melanie Soich and Robin Smith at Video Action Fund in Washington, D.C., skillfully edited the video with production assistance from Anna Tauzin.

Reporter and researcher Patrice Pascual interviewed foundations and site founders and tracked down the information for the toolkit’s database, the first of its kind to our knowledge.

Reporter and editor Hope Keller, J-Lab’s editorial director, assembled and fact-checked the database and edited the toolkit’s text. J-Lab’s Craig Stone and Anna Tauzin handled all Web production on the Knight Citizen News Network.

Consultant Tom Regan developed the design for the print and Web-based databases and Hop Studios of Vancouver, B.C., built the searchable database. Graphic design was by Wendy Kelly, WLK Design, Manteo, N.C.

American University graduate students Arya Surowidjojo and Stephanie Brinson edited additional video clips for the Web. And J-Lab project manager Rachel Sandor and AU student Natalie Barg provided critical administrative support.

Special Thanks

For the cooperation and support of all the site founders, foundations and project leaders who assisted with this project.

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New Media Makers by KCNN is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Produced by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism

Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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