Thursday, August 12, 2010

Citizen Journalism Class followup.

Hi everyone,

Wow, what a great couple of days. Thanks to everyone for coming!

Special thanks to Heather Lee for coming up with such a great presentation on such short notice. We are lucky to have you living in our area! special thanks to Maura for coming and sharing your expertise, and for the wonderful Be the Media book, by Dave Matheson. This is really one of the best DIY books about the media I've ever seen. Everything is there, from community radio to public access TV to IMCs to blogging.

Video Release Form:

Some of you last night asked about a video release form. If you want to go this route, there is one on this page:

NACJ and new Cit-J book

I was just contacted by Dr. Ronald Ross, who is co-founder of the National Association of Citizen Journalists. He has a new book also. Handbook for Citizen Journalists. Here are links to the NACJ organization and the book page. I haven't seen it yet, but these look like great resource:

Email list for Citizen Journalists:

I am a member of the Alliance for Community Media, which has been mainly focused on Public Access TV. But due to technology changes, they are expanding into all forms of community media, including citizen journalism. Here is a mailing list which can be very helpful resource.
Notes from Video Production class

Here is a link to the outline for my video production class. Hope you find it useful!

Additional Classes

Maura, Heather Lee, and I are talking about expanding this class into a series, focusing on these primary areas:
  • Citizen Journalism -- how to research and report the news yourself
  • Media Literacy -- how to analize and intrepret the information you receive
  • Audio/Video media production
We are planning on giving this series in Binghamton, Ithaca, Utica, and Corning.

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Thanks again, and tell your friends!

William Huston
Binghamton NY Phone: 607-321-7846

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