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In the summer of 1996, when MSNBC.com was only a few months old, we launched our first "citizen journalism" project: Delegate diaries from the Democratic and Republican conventions gave readers an inside look at politics from the floor, instead of just the press box. In the decade since, we have embraced the Internet's unique ability to open up the conversation to many voices and to make journalism a more participatory experience.

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