Journalists these days need to think their role as more of an aggregator, more of a facilitator and less of a role as the voice of authority,” says Sklar.
The comments on Edhat also act as a barometer for success. A good day at Edhat is when Sklar can look back at the comments and see a really great discussion that was centered on an issue that is important to the Santa Barbara community.
That’s just the attitude that Windy Citizen takes for instance. I know how exciting it is when a thread gets to 20, 50 or 100 or more comments. That’s real engagement. That’s really knowing your audience. That’s when it’s amazing.