Scribe Beth Probst, Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, recorded the proceedings of a breakout session at the 2011 Media Learning Seminar in Miami facilitated by Jeff Reifman, Founder, NewsCloud.
NewsCloud, founded by session facilitator Jeff Reifman, is a Knight-funded Facebook application that helps engage readers in the news. On NewCloud, the comments tend to be very civil because people are using their real identities to post comments. One can see who is making the comments. All in all, it is a virtual community but it connects real people and real communities.