Vancouver Citizen Journalism Training Coming Up
Enter the burgeoning world of online journalism with some basic skills.
Join award-winning writer Linda Solomon of The Vancouver Observer for a
hands on workshop. Review the basic principles of accuracy and ethics as well as
the brick and mortar aspect of creating compelling, newsworthy writing.
Examine the difference between blogging and reporting, and between
opinion and objective reporting. Learn about public service reporting,
literary journalism and personal responsibility in reporting. Explore
questions about the future of journalism and its role in a democracy, what makes a story solid, and what makes a story great.
Linda will act as your editor for the day and send you out on a
reporting assignment. You will come back to the makeshift newsroom and
write your story under deadline. Discover who you want to write for and
how can you develop and broaden your audience. You will create a
personal mission statement to drive your reporting and leave knowing
how to interview and how to approach subjects and situations.
For all levels of writers; no experience necessary. "Linda takes the obstacles to writing,
helps us to look at them, then sets them aside, out of our paths. Using
her experiences and knowledge she creates an affirming environment
which makes me feel, yes, I can write! I am amazed at the caliber of
work produced in this workshop by myself and the other participants."from lawyer, nurse, school administrator and writer, Carrie Saxifrage, a participant in Linda's 5 day workshop last summer at Hollyhock Retreat Centre
Linda Solomon has written for The International Herald Tribune and the Los Angeles Times,
and many other publications. In a thirty year career, Linda has given
voice to hundreds of people, from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari
Maathai in Kenya to spiritual teachers like Thich Naht Hanh to street
people on Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Linda has won awards for both
public service and investigative reporting from United Press
International and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Sponsored by Hollyhock Leadership Institute
Stanley Park Pavilion, Vancouver
Tuition $155; non-profit rate $135
contact www.hollyhock.ca for more info
or call Hollyhock at 800-933-6339 for more info or to sign up.
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