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“Hyper-local” or Local Media for Social Change? Community event March 21

March 15, 2009

I’m helping out with this important local event (i.e. filming and editing the video above). If you’re in the area, be sure to come by and be part of the discussion!

Local Media for Social Change: A Southern California Regional Summit

How happy are you with your local news?  How are the issues you care about being covered? If you are concerned that our democracy and your community are being underserved by the state of today’s media, then you should join us for this informative half-day summit.

Saturday, March 21, 2009; 11:00am to 5:15pm, with reception to follow

Occidental College
(Mosher Auditorium in the Norris Hall of Chemistry)
1600 Campus Rd
Eagle Rock
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Panel Discussion

  • How do local media help or hurt our communities?
  • How can we participate in media to affect local social change?


  • Moderated by Tanya Acker, Political Analyst (CNN, MSNBC, FOX)

Sample Breakout Sessions:

  • Citizen journalism/Internet: You Be the News or U B the News
  • Using Social Networking to get your message out
  • Not being heard? Start your own story
  • Breaking the Digital Divide: Internet for Everyone
  • Saving LA Public Access
  • Indigenous Media

Sign up to attend today so that you can:

  • Gain and share knowledge/experience
  • Network with local activists
  • Learn how today’s media environment affects what we know — and what we don’t
  • Get tips on how to make your message heard
  • Find out ways to bring about change.

Tickets are $15 in advance / $20 at the door / $10 for students (with valid ID) and youth (18 and under).  Add $8 if you would like a boxed lunch. Free for Occidental College students, faculty and staff.

Don’t forget to join the event’s Facebook group!

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