Blogging Underreported Stories and Breaking the University Bubble

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
WSU Student Center: 786
Full Description: 

At a time when everyone (including mainstream media journalists) seems to have a blog, what role can blogging play in the creation of news media alternatives? How can we push beyond the often nasty and narcissistic world of the “blogosphere” and employ blogging in the service of progressive social change? How can blogging help students deepen their education, break out of the university bubble, and become public intellectuals? Using their experience in creating their own university-based independent media project (The Weave), the leaders of this workshop will present models for investigating underreported stories, promoting media literacy, and building critical global citizenship through blogging. Workshop participants will identify underreported stories that interest them, discuss the reasons behind the lack of coverage, and brainstorm about how those stories might be investigated and shared with the public by ordinary citizen-bloggers. Special attention will be played to the university as a site for building diverse, multi-generational communities of investigative bloggers.

Organizer Name: 
John Collins
Organizer Email: 
collins@stlawu.edu
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
The Weave: Mediocracy Unspun
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Media Justice, Communications, & Culture
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