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Stories are starting to sprout! 

Hello again, and thanks for following along as we build this new way of telling local stories by answering the questions that Edmontonians are curious about.

Spring flowers

Our first couple of stories, based on questions asked by our members, are in the hands of our able storytellers. We're excited about the preliminary work that the writers have done, and we're looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labours and sharing them with you. 

Remember that Taproot stories won't be paywalled; we want as many people as possible to read them. So even though you're not participating in the Story Garden experience, we hope you can help us spread the stories around once they're published. To make that even easier, it would be great if you could follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

And if you do want to participate in the full experience, go ahead and join us! You'll be supporting the effort to put more great local stories into the world.

In other news...

We'll be talking about Taproot at the BetaCityYEG meetup at Startup Edmonton on July 27. You're invited, and we'd love to answer your questions in person! The meetup brings together great people who care about understanding our city better, and we'll get to learn more about sensor technology, too. RSVP here.

Are you curious about how something works or why something is the way it is? Are you curious about what other Taproot members are curious about? Satisfy your curiosity by becoming a paid member for only $10 a month or $100 a year.
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Each newsletter we'll share a few links that we think are worth checking out. Sometimes these will be about journalism and other times they will be about Edmonton.

From Karen:
  • Listening to the public "before we commit journalism, so that they can inform that journalism," is vital, writes Jeff Jarvis Learning to Listen. We couldn't agree more.
From Mack:
  • Liz Spayd, the new Public Editor at the New York Times, says that what most newsrooms do now "is not so much listen to readers as watch and analyze them, like fish in a bowl." Let's change that dynamic.
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