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Video: A conversation with YouTuber Burgundy Blue


On media, politics, community, and more

LANSING, Ill. (June 7, 2024) – Lansing Journal subscribers might not be aware that their local newspaper has a following on YouTube that is almost entirely separate from our email subscribers, website visitors, and Facebook followers. This YouTube community includes a number of influencers who are exploring different forms of journalism and different styles of reporting.

The sensationalism surrounding our current local politics in Thornton Township and Dolton has attracted YouTubers as well as traditional broadcast media to our community. The Lansing Journal has observed them in person at meetings we’ve covered and online on their own channels. One of the YouTube channels we subscribe to is Burgundy Blue Commentary (

Burgundy Blue is a local resident who cares about building community in Dolton. The Lansing Journal sat down for a conversation with her about how she uses her channel and what she hopes for in her community online as well as in real life:


Burgundy Blue Commentary

Learn more about Burgundy Blue on her YouTube channel, and take note of the ways she builds community. If you see something The Lansing Journal should try, email [email protected].

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


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