Community Journalism Brunch and Learn December 8, 2007

News Crafting and the Art of the Interview for
Radio and Other Community Media

with Jim St. Clair, Jennifer Oladipo and John Hicks
9 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, December 8, 2007

Adena Center for Sustainability and Communications
Directions: I-71 Exit 2, Zorn Ave. @ River Rd behind BP to the Galen Building, 2nd Floor. (Map)
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.
A light brunch buffet will be available.
Please RSVP to 502 896-1835 or
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Community journalism is one way community organizations and active citizens can make a difference. Citizen journalists help give voice to the voiceless, pursuing news from the community's point of view, and changing the media landscape.

About the Workshop:

In this workshop we will cover community journalism from story origins through interviewing, research, writing and media production. Participants will have the chance to learn about the basics of community journalism and craft their own stories, radio and media pieces in a hands-on setting.

Click here to see curriculum details.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in writing and producing community journalism, or learning about how New Media works. Community journalists, students, newsletter editors, public access producers, web bloggers, neighborhood leaders, community organizers, community relations staffers, and media professionals -- and anyone else with an interest in "Doing the Media."

For Participants:
  • Please bring paper and pen or pencil.
  • If you have a digital recording device (recorder, digital camcorder, laptop computer) please bring that as well.
  • Please also go to "Do-It-Yourself Radio," download the Audacity software and take a look at WXBH-FM.
  • If you or your organization have stories or issues you would like to develop in this workshop series, please bring your notes or outline.
Coverage Opportunities for Community Journalists:

If you are interested in covering the State Legislative session or other community issues for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, WXBH- FM, Open Journalism or other community organizations, please send an email to with "Community Coverage" in the subject line.

The workshop is offered as part of the Community Communications and Open Journalism initiatives to train community journalists to cover State and local community stories for community organizations and newswires, web, radio and television services.

About the instructors:
Jim St. Clair, a veteran journalist, editor and publisher, is Professor of Journalism at Indiana University Southeast.

Jennifer Oladipo is a freelance web and print journalist and consultant who has worked for a variety of media, including LEO Weekly, Investigative Reporters and Editors Journal, Dow Jones and others.

John Hicks
is Station Manager for WXBH-FM 92.87 Community Radio, a web services consultant and a former newspaper publisher and editor.

The workshop is offered through the Adena Center for Sustainability and Communications. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and be eligible for CEU's towards the Certificate in Community Communications. Participants will also gain training towards radio, television and multimedia journalism with WXBH-FM / Brick House and the Open Journalism project.

1 comment:

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