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(Updated) Next digital journalism social hour presenter: The Portlander

10/06/2009

Updated with location and map

Earlier this year Jeremiah Kastner and Jeff Martens launched The Portlander, a news site that mixes original content and aggregated news stories from around the metro area. Neither Kastner nor Martens has a journalism background; Kastner’s resume includes stints at Yahoo, Intel and Adobe, while Marten comes from Synopsys and Nike.

Picture 1“We felt that there wasn’t a great community news outlet in Portland that was not a blog but not The Oregonian,” Kastner says. The goal was to create “something that was in between, that would appeal to the masses: half aggregate, half community-driven.”

How did they develop this burgeoning site and where is it headed next? At our next social hour on Oct. 29 Kastner is going to explain it all. Come ask him questions, have a beer and hang out with your fellow journalists.

For more on The Portlander, check out this story by Mark Briggs (who also was a presenter at Digital Journalism Camp).

October meet up

When: Oct. 29. 7 p.m.
Where: Rose and Thistle Pub, 2314 NE Broadway St. (map)
Presenter: The Portlander

Social Hour Contact:
Abraham Hyatt, Digital Journalism Portland
Libby Tucker, Society of Professional Journalists, The Columbian

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