Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - why didn't I think of this?

An online community for journalists of color. Man I had that idea about two weeks ago and now I see it already exists.

It was founded by Chloe A. Hilliard, who has written for such publications as The Source, King, Vibe and Vibe Vixen and appeared on news programs CNN Headline News’ Prime News, Our World with Black Enterprise and ABC News Now’s Speak Freely. (Man I wish I could say all that. One day I will. )

“As an editor at an urban publication, I had a difficult time finding young writers of color. There was no one place to find them. This site will change all of that,” Hilliard said.

She's inviting young journalists to come on board and submit content.

All I can say is sign me up!


Paula Neal Mooney said...

Excellent -- this is exactly what another guy and I planned to do.

Oh well, I hope they do well!

And I'm signing up for that puppy!


Martin Lindsey. said...

There's room for everybody and we're still in the pioneering era. Both of you get started anyway. Somebody may buy out your blog-journalist network for a nice wad. See Tara, follow your first mind. That next envelope in the mail may be a fat check.

David Jones said...

Nice find Tara,

Yea that is a good idea, but like Martin said, theres room, look at how many myspace/bebo sites are out there. better yet, check out the digg like sites, digg, reddit, delicious, slashdot etc.