Leonard Witt is the Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University. His academic interests include public and citizen journalism and how to get citizens’ voices heard. He has spent most of his professional career as an award-winning journalist. He was executive director of the Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) Civic Journalism Initiative. His last major project there won the Silver Gavel Award, the American Bar Association’s top national award. During his more than two decades as a journalist, he was editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, the Minneapolis Star Tribune Sunday Magazine and the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call’s a.m. Magazine. His blog chronicles the evolution of public to participatory journalism. He is author of the First Monday peer-reviewed journal article: “Constructing a Framework to Enable an Open Source Reinvention of Journalism”.


Leonard Witt /
Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication /
Department of Communication /
Kennesaw State University /
1000 Chastain Road, Mail Stop #3102 /
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591 /
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