This Saturday we co-hosted "It Takes a Village: Working Together Online" with our friends from New Jersey News Commons and Jersey Shore Hurricane News. For this event we departed from the usual journalism basic training -- and shifted gears and focused on new media skills and tools. At the end of the day you probably heard chattering about RebelMouse, Feedly, Wordpress, Google Maps Engine, Document Cloud, and so much more! Guests left saying, "I have a lot of new words to go home and google."
Despite all the technical lingo, it was clear to everyone how simple and accessible these online tools are. Anyone can become their own mini-news empire with the right set of focus and determination using these online tools.
Special thanks to our co-hosts and teachers from New Jersey News Commons, Jersey Shore Hurricane News, Star-Ledger, Adapt NY, and Broadstreet Ads. Everyone who attended said they learned so much at the event -- and not just generic stuff - but information that they can do something with!
If you couldn't make it, we will be rolling out video of most of the breakouts, as well as posting the powerpoints and handouts.
If you wanted to come, but couldn't make it, we have one more citizen journalism training lined up for Saturday, November 16 at Middelsex County College. This session is geared towards how citizen journalists can investigate how prepared our towns are for another storm and dive into potential solutions. Visit our events page to sign up.
Here are all the goodies from our session
Videos & PowerPoints:
VIDEO: Setting up a Blog Video
VIDEO: Crowdsourcing News with the folks from Jersey Shore Hurricane News & Adapt NY
HOW TO SET UP A BLOG