Leonard Witt

Thanks 9,000 JJIE.org Visitors, We Will Make a Difference


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Leonard Witt

Today the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, JJIE.org, broke the 9,000 unique visitor per month mark and we have had more than 20,000 page views for the month. Each weekday nearly 500 visitors come to the site with more than 800 page views. Of those, about 40 percent are coming from Georgia.

Remember we are a small niche news operation, but this rapid growth in numbers tells me we are on to something important. Youth Today, the nationally distributed newspaper focusing on children's issues, agrees, writing last week:

Speaking of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: If we haven’t mentioned it before, kudos to the Center for Sustainable Journalism, housed at Georgia’s Kennesaw State University, for starting the project. The content is Georgia-centric, for obvious reasons, but JJIE is already putting out good discussion pieces on national juvenile justice issues. Very happy to have some journalism colleagues focused on juvenile justice.

And closer to home GaPolitico wrote:

I got a tip from someone connected to the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. It is a great resource for dealing with Justice to those Children who are unfortunately caught up in our legal system.

What can you do to help? The easiest thing is to sign up for our newsletter on the JJIE.org home page, and also to "Like" us on our JJIEga Facebook page. Those two acts will help us build a community and to spread our stories far and wide.

Together we can produce positive change. Thanks.

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Leonard Witt

Leonard Witt is the former executive director of the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University, where he is Emeritus Professor of Communication and was named an Eminent Scholar by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in 2008. He was a journalist for more than 25 years, including being editor of Sunday Magazine at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, editor of Minnesota Monthly and executive director of the Minnesota Public Radio Civic Journalism Initiative.