Join us for a Forum on May 4 at CPL-- Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond: Citizen Journalism and Grassroots Media

Join us for a Forum on May 4 at CPL-- Filling the News Gap in Cambridge and Beyond: Citizen Journalism and Grassroots Media

  • Posted on: 28 March 2013
  • By: Clodagh

Join us for this exciting event organized by Cambridge Community Television in celebration of the 5th anniversary of NeighborMedia, CCTV’s citizen journalism program; the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society; MIT's Center for Civic Media/Comparative Media Studies; and the Cambridge Public Library.

This half-day forum will explore the quickly expanding world of citizen journalism: how technology is fueling its growth, and how that growth is changing the way we see our world, enact change, and disseminate the news. People in communities around the world are taking the initiative to share stories that are left untold by the mainstream media.

The Citizen Journalism Forum will be held on May 4 at the Cambridge Public Library's Main Branch from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and will include seminars on:

  • How Cambridge residents are filling the void in local news in our city;
  • The legal considerations facing citizen journalists; and
  • The tools and technologies being used by citizen journalists in Cambridge and beyond.

Exhibitors will be on hand with the latest tools and technologies available for community reporters, and attendees will learn how to tap into local news outlets as well as how to get started reporting on local news.

This forum is a must for both consumers and creators of local news content; journalists and media professionals; independent and collaborative website owners; legal professionals; and everyone who values local information, civic participation, and social justice.

Register for this free event at: http://citizenjournalismforum.eventbrite.com. or call 617 661 6900.
More details available at: www.cctvcambridge.org/citizenjournalismforum.

Sponsored by Cambridge Savings Bank and The Charles Hotel.