Terry Parris Jr. grew up in metro Detroit, slinging papers for the Detroit News. His job delivering papers nearly turned into a job writing for them. But the Internet happened. Instead, he landed a job for a Detroit-based online media startup call “Model D Media”:http://www.modeldmedia.com/ covering the city of Detroit, and the beauty inside of it (yes beauty). He hasn’t left the web since. After nearly three years as news editor, Terry moved on to manage and edit three websites for the hyperlocal news network “Patch.com”:http://www.patch.com/, one in Michigan and two in California’s East Bay. He is now the community manager for news at “Ustream”:http://www.ustream.tv/new, a startup based in San Francisco that leads the way in live video. A big part of his job includes working with citizen reporters and community journalists, helping them navigate the world of streaming from the basic how-to to understanding their needs, wants, passions, and, sometimes, dreams. He’s a hyperlocal enthusiast, a citizen reporter proponent, and a Detroiter forever.
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