Join us in building a grassroots and democratic alternative to the corporate press in New Brunswick.
What: A day long workshop on democratizing the media in New Brunswick including workshops on print, radio and Internet journalism.
When: Saturday, May 30
Where: Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte St., Fredericton NB
9:30AM - Registration, muffins & tea.
10:00 AM SHARP - Opening/Introductions
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: N.B. MEDIA COOP PROPOSAL
Presentation & discussion.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: BRAINSTORMING/VISIONING
Discussion topics: What is our point? / What do we want to do? / How are we going to do it? / How do we know if we are succeeding?
12:00 PM - LUNCH BREAK (Note: Lunch is not provided. The Farmers' Market is around the corner. There is a kitchen at the venue if needed.)
1:00 PM - OUR "COFFEE NEWS": Presentation of a monthly 1-page print piece of journalism.
Discussion topics: Content / Printing / Distribution / Name.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM JOURNALISM SKILL SHARES
Free workshops on the basics of print, radio and Internet journalism. Learn how to create a compelling piece of grassroots journalism.
2:00 - 3:00 PM - PRINT JOURNALISM. Facilitator: Justin Dupuis, a journalist with L'Acadie-Nouvelle. This will be an interactive workshop where we take the participants through each step of the article writing process. We'll discuss finding stories, who and how to interview, and how to build an article that's clear, engaging and ethically written.
3:00 - 4:00 PM - RADIO JOURNALISM. Facilitator: Nick Scott from CHSR. Learn more about CHSR -- your community radio station -- and the process of creating radio journalism.
4:00 - 5:00 PM - INTERNET JOURNALISM. Facilitator: TBA. How to set up an effective blog and be the media.
For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org