We held our first "Beatup" at Civil Beat on Thursday evening.
I held a lot of community meetings in my former role as editor of the Rocky Mountain News. It wasn't uncommon to run into anger. What was fascinating about this meeting with members of our Honolulu news service was how much of a personal stake they already felt in the site. They were there to help, because they cared.
Very cool. We'll be doing more of these public meetings going forward.