eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | December 18, 2014

Here are some of the stories we've been telling this week:

New model for supporting local, community-based stories that are life-giving, generative is off to a positive start

The New Scoop team extends a warm wish for happy holidays and takes this time to reflect as well as thank all those who have helped launch the news initiative.

Officially live for about 10 weeks, New Scoop has been a rapid experiment in surfacing, supporting and circulating local, community-based stories that are life-giving and generative. Feedback has been encouraging.

People are sharing appreciation and encouragement as they read the stories. The number of people engaging through the New Scoop Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as with the New Scoop e-publication provide statistical evidence that this initiative is being received as useful and worthy of time and attention. Read more...

Aims to recruit 1,000 members by the end of February

Looking to 2015, New Scoop is embarking on a focused membership campaign as the last portion of its prototyping phase.  Over the next month, until Jan. 16, New Scoop will be looking for individuals and organizations to support this part of the prototyping phase in one or both of two ways.

The first of these ways is by making a financial contribution to a $10,000 budget required for January and February. These supporters will have the option of being recognized as official "Partners" on the New Scoop website.

New Scoop is also inviting people to become "NS Champions" to recruit New Scoop members from their networks. "This is a call out to people who are really resonating with New Scoop and are connected with networks that would also resonate and benefit from an affiliation and connection with this co-op that's evolving," Sarah says. Read more...

Hopes to see many Calgarians catch a vision for this news co-operative and join as members

New Scoop holds up a symbolic toast to its first official member, signed on this week.

This happened moments after New Scoop finalized its e-commerce and financial infrastructure allowing people to join the local news initiative as official members.

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