WORKSHOP: Empowerment through community journalism and social media

The Internet has drastically changed the media landscape. With the accessibility of information, the ease of self-publishing and the decreasing cost of technology, the power to provide voice to a community is being handed back to citizens themselves. Mainstream media outlets have traditionally reported from a top-down perspective: coming into a community as outsiders, and covering it as such. But residents have many advantages when it comes to community reporting, including expertize, personal investment and passion, as well as a heightened ability to gain trust.

In this workshop, residents are given an overview of the purpose of citizen journalism and the tools available.

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