NeighborMedia Presents: From the Net to Your Neighborhood Panel Discussion

NeighborMedia Presents: From the Net to Your Neighborhood Panel Discussion














NeighborMedia presents a panel discussion:

From the Net to Your Neighborhood: Using the Web to Connect Your Community and Encourage Civic Engagement

Watch the panel discussion from April 13th, recorded live at CCTV!

Whether you want to raise awareness about an important local issue or gather people for a community event, you can make use of web tools that are inexpensive and often easy to use, to organize those in your community. We’ll cover strategic uses of blogging, web video, social networking, web sites, and more. Come learn how six Cambridge individuals have used these tools for positive change in their communities and organizations, and how you can too!

Panelists Include:

  • Moderator: Chris Csikszentmihályi, Director of MIT’s Center for Future Civic Media;
  • Garrett Anderson, Cambridge Energy Alliance, Director of Efficiency Projects & Energy Advisor, on CEA's use of Twitter and other social networking tools;
  • Toni Bee, Area 4 correspondent for NeighborMedia, presents "Digital without a Dime," discussing options for inexpensive web tools;
  • D.C. Denison, Boston Globe technology writer and Porter Square Neighborhood Association webmaster, on creating an effective community/neighborhood website;
  • Anita Harris, Author of the New Cambridge Observer blog, President of the Harris Communications Group, and former PBS journalist on how to write a successful blog and encourage people to engage with it;
  • Mark Jaquith, East Cambridge correspondent for NeighborMedia, on how NeighborMedia has helped him further the mission of Cambridge causes, organizations, and projects;
  • Karin Koch, NeighborMedia correspondent and host of Vida Latina, on her integration of blogging, video, and social networking for the Latino community in Cambridge.

View the resources and examples the panelists discuss here.