J-School: Educating Independent Journalists

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Indypendent Journalism Workshop, October 13

Posted by chanders on October 10, 2007

Here’s the text of the announcement that went out for the Indypendent reporting workshop, which will be held this Saturday:

Do you want to be the next citizen reporter?
Are you tired of the mainstream media and want to learn how to BE the media?


Longtime contributors and volunteers with The Indypendent will lead this 4-hour basic journalism and introduction to Indymedia workshop. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning the basics of journalism in order to be able to report on the world around them.

When: Saturday, October 13, 2007 – 1pm to 5pm
Where: New York Independent Media Center, 4 West 43rd Street, Suite 311
(btw 5th and 6th Aves, Midtown Manhattan, near D,B,F,V subway train’s 42nd Street stop and Grand Central Station)
Cost: Sliding Scale ($5-20). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

No prior experience in journalism required. Limited space available so apply today!
Email indyreporting@gmail.com for more information and a simple 1-page application.

The Indypendent is the only truly progressive free newspaper in New York City. We provide original in-depth, hard-hitting reporting on local, national and international news and commentary to our print and online readership of about 50,000.

We are a predominantly volunteer-run organization that is funded by individual supporters, ad sales to progressive local businesses and enterprises, and sales of posters and books that we’ve produced.

We have won dozens of awards from the Independent Press Association — and pride ourselves on providing a forum for the hundreds of social justice groups working on the issues that we report on. As the Newspaper of the New York Independent Media Center, we are dedicated to empowering people to create a true alternative to corporate press and to be the media.

The Indypendent – http://www.indypendent.org

The Indypendent is the newspaper project of your New York City Independent Media Center. You can always publish your news and view at: http://www.nyc.indymedia.org

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