We definitely ended our series of citizen journalism conferences with a bang! This was our biggest event  - more than 80 people turned out on a bright Saturday afternoon to learn how they can be a part of the solution in their communities. "Eyewitness Reports: Are we ready or not?" was focused giving citizens the tools to dig deep and report how their hometowns are doing one year since Sandy. If you missed the event don't worry, videos and powerpoints we be available for each session. 

Special thanks to our excellent presenters - Justin Auciello from Jersey Shore Hurricane News; Colleen O'Dea & Hank Kalet from NJSpotlight.com; Joe Malinconico from PatersonPress.com; and South Orange Mayor Alex Torpey. 

Everyone that was in attendance was buzzing with excitement -- and we were all wondering what is the next step? We will be hosting a series of follow-up webinars and meetups to keep up the momentum through the winter. Stay Tuned! 

In the meantime, check out the photos on Flickr and refresh what you learned or share with your friends all the goodies from Saturday. (We make these events free in the hopes you pay it forward!) 



Key Questions we should be asking Local Officials about Sandy Recovery

Municipal Best Practices for Communications

Where Can You Get Published?

AP Poll - How did residents impacted by Sandy Communicate


Powerpoint Presentations

Mapping out a Story - Prepared by Colleen O'Dea from NJSpotlight.com

Blogging 101 - Prepared by Matthew Krayton from Publitics PR & Lenox Consulting

Best Practice for Municipal Emergency Communications - Prepared by South Orange Mayor Alex Torpey

Investigative Reporting



Setting up a Blog

Upgrading your Community's Emergency Communications

Investigative Reporting