Mack Male (aka Mastermaq pictured here), Karen Lynch (Volunteer Alberta), Elsie Stoltz (Edmonton Journal), Franco Savoia (YMCA), Todd Cranshaw (CKUA) and ten or so other community leaders have been choosen to serve as the advisory panel for the Edmonton Journal’s new online community newsroom set to launch on September 29, 2011. [Launch since moved to the last two weeks in October 2011]. The advisory panel was selected from 96 people who responded to their invitation to become part of their community advisory group. The panel is tasked with making sure The Journal is listening, learning and finding even more ways to interact with their readers and to find new ways to tell stories, take photos or videos, and produce quality journalism, whatever the platform. There will be more opportunities for others to participate, including the soon-to-be-launched community newsroom and their expanding blog network. If the pilot project proves successful, Postmedia plans on rolling the community newsroom concept out to their other papers across Canada.