This Saturday we co-hosted "Information Matters: Getting the Real Story" with our friends at WHYY/Newsworks and Jersey Shore Hurricane News. Thank you to everyone who came out for what ended up being a great, informative event.
Special thanks to our co-hosts and teachers - WHYY/Newsworks and Jersey Shore Hurricane News. Everyone who attended was bubbling with energy and excitement to do something. Even if you couldn't make it, here are all the handouts and power point presentations from the day. Review the materials and figure out what you want to do next -- then let us help you take the next step and request a Citizens Campaign coach. Once you've posted a story or picture, share it with us either on twitter, #njsandy; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can't wait to read your stories!
Don't miss our next two events! We are once again bringing in the pros to give you practical tools and techniques to get you started. On November 2 with NJ News Commons we will teach you how to get published online. And on November 16th with WNYC and NJ Spotlight, we will explore how citizen journalists can investigate how prepared our towns are and dive into potential solutions. Visit our events page to sign up.
Here are all of the goodies from Saturday's training:
Factfinding & Reporting:
Engaging the Community:
ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY
Dr. Harris Sokoloff (Penn Project for Civic Engagement) shares how to engage your community in conversations by framing issues while remaining neutral, finding common ground rather than consensus, etc.
FACT FINDING & REPORTING
Justin Auciello (Jersey Shore Hurricane News) & Tracey Samuelson (WHYY/NewsWorks) give tips on how to use OPRA to get to the documents you want, use technology to report better, the dos and don’ts of covering breaking news, & more.