by Samuel Gerald Firman
Let me start off by telling readers that this project would never have gotten off the ground without the assistance of mstan2265.
It has been harder than expected to find articles from 2005. One of the reasons is that Newsvine was in private Beta until early December 2005. Prior to that point it was mostly staff posting on Newsvine and a whole lot of seeds. In looking for an article published in 2005 we had problems except for one posted by Calvin Tang who was one of the founders. We, the editorial we, have posted Calvin's article because of the great number of comments it has received. Keep your eyes open, most of the comments came years after publication but you may recognize some of the early member. Calvin Tang's first known article.
Dave Chappelle with Corey Spring.
The following item was published by Corey Spring in early 2006, just after Newsvine went public. There are many very good articles from that time but Corey's is about the first true citizen journalist contribution. Corey, flagged down Dave Chappelle during one of his tours and the results are in this article. If anyone has an article or more that came from the 2005-6 period that they wish to see brought back into circulation please comment below. Thanks.
Next week we will expose a writer from 2007. In 2006 the membership rolls of Newsvine really grew and by 2007 there were quite a few people making Citizen Journalist type materials available to the membership. Readers are encouraged to continue making nominations for future articles in this series.