Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blogging and the Future of Community Journalism


Can a blogger be a journalist? 
How can you use your blog to cover a topic or community you believe doesn't get adequate attention from mainstream media? 
Will community news flourish or wan in the age of new media?

We will tackle these questions and many more at the next See Jane Write panel discussion, Blogging and the Future of Community Journalism

Our panelists include: 
  • Staci Brown Brooks, Community News Director for the Birmingham Hub of  Alabama Media Group
  • Emily Lowrey, founder of Magic City Post, a web publication that offers a daily posts on the Birmingham metro area and shows off the best the region has to offer.
  • Andre Natta, founder of The Terminal, a critically acclaimed web publication about Birmingham.
  • Erin Shaw Street, travel editor for Southern Living magazine and editorial content manager for the magazine's social media including its blog, The Daily South 

The panel discussion will be moderated by Edward T. Bowser, community engagement specialist for the Birmingham Hub of Alabama Media Group

But you can help determine the questions Edward will ask our panelists. Leave your questions for the panel in the comments section of this post. 

This is a free event, but registration is required. And, yes, men are welcome!

See Jane Write presents Blogging and the Future of Community Journalism
6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
Innovation Depot, 1500 1st Avenue North #31, Birmingham, AL 35203

Special thanks to our venue sponsor Magic City Post.
We will be a guest of Magic City Post at Innovation Depot for this event. 

Don't forget to leave your questions for the panel in the comments!

2 comments:

  1. 1.) How can bloggers and print publication journalists work together? If at all possible.
    2.) How do you build a blogging community without the feel of competitiveness? Especially if there are several of the same types of blogs?
    3.) If your education is NOT journalism but you have a passion for blogging, how does one pull that off with credibility?
    That's all I can think of for now. I plan to be in attendance.

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