The goal of this series is to put a spotlight on the people and organizations providing communities and groups with the journalism that matters to them. I want to show that these groups are real and important and that it’s really important that we know and respect who they are and what they do. They're not "lamestream media." And for aspiring journalists, I want to show that there are so many opportunities available to you. My name is Mark Simon. I am the creator, editor and host of this show. You can find me on Twitter at @journalismpod and @markasimonsays or e-mail me at

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