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The Twin Cities Media Alliance began in the winter of 2005 with the mission of bringing together media professionals and engaged citizens to improve the quality, accountability and diversity of the local media, and giving the public the tools they need to become more active participants in the emerging media environment.
We accomplish our mission through:

  • Offering citizen journalism classes and media skills workshops
  • Publishing the Twin Cities Daily Planet, an award-winning  professionally edited local news website that combines original reporting by citizen journalists with the best of the neighborhood, community and ethnic press
  • Building a partnership with neighborhood and community media serving diverse Twin Cities communities
  • Hosting public forums
  • Organizing networking opportunities for media professionals and engaged citizens Learn More

October Update: Fall Media Forum November 8 / Upcoming classes and more

Please save these dates:  Saturday, November 8 will be the date for our 10th annual Fall Media Forum, featuring University of St. Thomas law professor Nekima Levy-Pounds as our keynote speaker. Dr. Levy-Pounds is the director of the Community Justice… Read More

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You’re invited to the Daily Planet’s Pick of the Market dinner!

The Twin Cities Daily Planet invites you to our fifth annual “Pick of the Market” dinner on Sunday, September 21 at 6 p.m., at the Grand Cafe, 3804 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis. “Pick of the Market” will be… Read More

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August Update: Meet the new editorial team, classes and more

In last month’s update, we introduced you to the Daily Planet’s new editor, Kristoffer Tigue, and a couple of months ago we introduced our new community engagement editor, Cirien Saadeh. This month, I’d like you to meet the rest… Read More

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