On Saturday, June 28
, the New England News Forum
will present a unique, one-day workshop entitled "Sharing the News: Fresh Approaches to Reaching Students and Training Citizens."
The colloquium is aimed at updating teachers, advisors, professors, editors, bloggers, and citizen journalists on cutting edge methods of promulgating the news.
It will take place from 9AM to 4PM in the Alumni Library in the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. A detailed program and information on registration for the event can be found here.
David Mathison, compiler of BE THE MEDIA, will open the session at 9:30AM. His fellow speakers include:
- Doug McGill, former foreign correspondent and business writer for The New York Times and current teacher at Carleton College
- Wayne Sutton, community content manager for MyNC.com, a hyper-local news website produced by WNCN, Channel 17, the NBC television affiliate serving Raleigh-Durham, NC
- Leonard Witt, professor at Kennesaw State University; head of the Representative Journalism Project
- Howard Schneider, former editor of Newsday, the Long Island daily; founding dean of the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, Long Island
- Helen Smith, executive director of the New England Scholastic Press Association
An article from the Daily News Tribune summarizing the workshop can be found here.
Register today and we will see you on Saturday!
Want to learn more about becoming a citizen journalist?
See chapter 14 (We Media) of BE THE MEDIA: