Empowermentthrough Community Journalismand Social Media #isla<br />1pm: Introduction<br />South LA and the Media; communit...
South Los Angeles and the Media<br />Promise and Peril in South LA – The Los Angeles Times<br />
News Coverage:Compton<br />Today’s South LA <br />headlines: <br />Los Angeles Times<br />
What is Community and Citizen Journalism?<br />Journalism centered around a community<br />Professional reporters with “be...
“New” Journalists and the Internet<br />Accessibility of information <br />+ Ease of publishing <br />+ Lower costs for te...
Discussion: What does the Internet mean for under-covered communities?<br />What can citizen journalists do that tradition...
Tools for Citizen Journalists:<br />Social Networking<br />What is Twitter? How does it work? How can it be used for commu...
Today’s Projects: Giving a Voice to a Community<br />Live Radio Debate: <br />Brainstorm controversies in your community, ...
Brainstorm<br />What are the biggest issues in your community right now?<br />What are the stories that are MISSING from m...
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    1. 1. Empowermentthrough Community Journalismand Social Media #isla<br />1pm: Introduction<br />South LA and the Media; community journalism and the Internet<br />1:30pm: Online Tools<br />Social media; photo sharing; blogging; forums; maps; mobile voices<br />2pm: Projects<br />Live radio debate show; video testimonials<br />3pm: Editing and posting projects<br />3:30pm: Showing results<br />
    2. 2. South Los Angeles and the Media<br />Promise and Peril in South LA – The Los Angeles Times<br />
    3. 3. News Coverage:Compton<br />Today’s South LA <br />headlines: <br />Los Angeles Times<br />
    4. 4. What is Community and Citizen Journalism?<br />Journalism centered around a community<br />Professional reporters with “beats”<br />--<br />Local storytelling by “insiders” rather than “outsiders”<br />A conversation within a geographical area between residents<br />Bottom-up instead of top-down<br />
    5. 5. “New” Journalists and the Internet<br />Accessibility of information <br />+ Ease of publishing <br />+ Lower costs for technology <br />= Citizen Journalism<br />
    6. 6. Discussion: What does the Internet mean for under-covered communities?<br />What can citizen journalists do that traditional reporters cannot?<br />How does citizen reporting change coverage?<br />What are the advantages?<br />What are the disadvantages?<br />Can you think of any examples of stories covered by citizen journalists and ignored by the mainstream media?<br />
    7. 7. Tools for Citizen Journalists:<br />Social Networking<br />What is Twitter? How does it work? How can it be used for community reporting?<br />How can sites like Facebook and MySpace be used to establish connections and build audience? <br />Blogging<br />How do you set up a blog? Blogger, WordPress, or just use Facebook , Myspace?<br />Integrating Information and media<br />Using Google maps, charting data with Healthy City, sharing pictures with Flickr, mining for information using local forums like Topix, using mobile platforms like VozMob, creating community with a Ning network<br />More information: The Knight Citizen News Network<br />
    8. 8. Today’s Projects: Giving a Voice to a Community<br />Live Radio Debate: <br />Brainstorm controversies in your community, pick a side and have a debate<br />Video Blogging:<br />What’s happening in your community? Do you have a personal experience to share that highlights an issue in your neighborhood? Record your testimonial.<br />
    9. 9. Brainstorm<br />What are the biggest issues in your community right now?<br />What are the stories that are MISSING from media coverage of your community?<br />What would you want people to know exists in your community, in terms of culture?<br />

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