Hendersonville Live is an experiment in citizen-powered community journalism in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It emerges from discussions among a few Hendersonville residents and the staff at Mountain Xpress. The project aims to use software and platforms readily available on the Internet to give residents the opportunity to take part in media activities that in the past were reserved for newspapers, radio and TV stations.
The purpose of the project is to promote citizen journalism rather than turn a profit, and the long-term goal is for this initiative to be financially self-sustaining.
We hope that Hendersonville-area residents will join in the experiment and post their own news and views on the site. Currently, this can be done via Twitter and/or by signing up on the site and asking to be added to the list of contributors. We expect in coming weeks to add more tools and opportunities for residents to self-publish on HvlLive.com.
For more information, email Steve Shanafelt at email@example.com.
HVLLive.com logo by Brent Brown.