FREE CITIZEN JOURNALISM TRAINING AT THE AKRON DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER

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The Akron Digital Media Center (ADMC) makes it easy for you to become a trained citizen journalist.

 

The ADMC is a community resource that encourages citizen journalism in greater Akron. Its primary goal is to provide the training and tools local residents and organizations need to create news, information and entertainment that challenge and engage our community.

 

Through a series of free citizen journalism workshops, the ADMC uses classroom and hands-on techniques to train community members to create high-quality, neighborhood stories using digital video, photography, audio and new-media tools. This series of five workshops is led by field professionals who can help hone your skills and produce compelling stories that are important to you and your neighbors. When you complete the workshops, you will be armed with the tenets of good journalism and story production, which will enable you to quickly gain firsthand experience in citizen reporting. You will also gain access to video and photo production equipment, our editing lab and additional engagement opportunities.

 

Workshops are ongoing and take place three sessions per week. You can get more information about the series. To register, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and type "register" in the subject line. Once you register, you can just show up for whichever workshops you would like to attend. For the current training schedule, click here.

 

The ADMC has been integral to the launch of Akronist.com. This partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library is critical to reaching Akron and many surrounding communities through existing, online infrastructure and a large community audience.

 

This is the first project of its kind in Akron. So as we continue to move forward, we value This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about the citizen journalism workshops, community learning lab and every aspect of this new project. This is YOUR digital media center. We want to know what you want it to accomplish.

 

For more information about the Akron Digital Media Center, click here

 

The ADMC is made possible by Akron Community Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Akron-Summit County Public Library, and local creative professionals who have a vision for the future of media.

 

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