In the days and weeks following Superstorm Sandy, we learned that having access to timely and relevant information is critical. The same could be said for climate change or sustainability. As advocates for a sustainable New Jersey, it is critical that we know how to connect and communicate with others.
This forum will teach you how to become a Citizen Journalist, using new media to connect and share your important community news with others.
Join us on April 1st for this free forum to get started and become a force for positive change in your community!
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Jarvis, named one of the 100 most influential media leaders by the World Economic Forum at Davos, Jeff is a national leader in the development of online news, blogging (Buzzmachine.com), the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism. When he's not blogging, Jeff is also the Director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY.
A panel of experts will share their best practices and insider tips for using new media tools:
- Justin Auciello is an urban planner, journalist,and social media innovator. His Facebook site, Jersey Shore Hurricane News quickly became the go-to Facebook page in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy for up-to-the-minute news, as well as a source for volunteers and those in need to organize and connect.
- Mike Lemonick is Climate Central's Senior Science Writer, prior to joining Climate Central, Lemonick covered science and the environment for TIME magazine for nearly 21 years, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories. He has taught science and environmental journalism at Princeton, Columbia, Johns Hopkins and New York Universities.
- Colleen O'Dea is a writer, editor, researcher, data analyst, web page designer and mapper with almost three decades experience in the news business. Colleen is currently an Editor-at-Large at NJSpotlight.com, where she uses data-driven journalism to create interactive maps that highlight issues and illustrate public interest stories.
- Randall Solomon, Panel Moderator, is the Co-Director of Sustainable Jersey. He writes and speaks frequently on sustainable development, land use policy, using indicators in public decision making, and governance issues.
Program begins promptly at 6:30pm; registration and refreshments at 5:45pm. Parking garage is on George Street behind the Library.
*Please RSVP in advance.
169 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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