Locally Grown live chat: a test Monday night at 8 pm

chat-bubble Last week, the Strib hosted a one hour live chat with its opinion journalist, Lori Sturdevant, on the topic of the state deficit and other issues at the Legislature.  I liked how it was done and the web service they used for it so we’re going to experiment doing live chats here on Locally Grown, typically focused on an important issue with one or more guests/panelists.

I’ve tentatively scheduled a live chat with RepJ reporter Bonnie Obremski on the business story that she wrote last week for tomorrow night, Tues. March 3, 8 pm.  I hope to have some other featured panelists included, too.

But first, I’m going to test it tonight at 8 pm, right here in this blog post. The topic: Locally Grown, of course. Ask questions about our new design, the advertising, the traffic, the content, the discussions, guest bloggers, etc.


  1. Griff Wigley said:

    Thanks to everyone who participate tonight. We didn’t get very far into LG feedback but it did help me learn to use the tool as a moderator in prep for tomorrow night’s live chat at 8 pm.

    Here are the stats from tonight:


    March 2, 2009
  2. […] group chat window on the LG Live page for a while but people don’t seem to find it. So after last night’s test run of our new (moderated) Live Chat feature, I thought I’d experiment putting it up in a daily blog post. I’m typically online and […]

    March 3, 2009

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