Convening Community Events -- webinar 3/28 from APM and NCME

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PIN, together with the National Center for Media Engagement, is presenting a webinar on Wednesday 3/28 at 2pm Eastern about convening community events.  PIN analyst Mike Caputo will moderate, bringing together journalists and programmers from three public media outlets to talk about their work.

In the webinar, we're focusing on free and easily-available tools, to emphasize that any station or newsroom can use these techniques and tactics, regardless of the software employed.

This week we are also releasing "Connecting community events to journalismStrategies for creating a community conversation for public media stations, from American Public Media’s Public Insight Network," a 15-page guide to community conversations available for download here and at the bottom of this article.

The full webinar invite and registration info follows.


 
Technology, especially social media, is the rage these days for connecting with people. However, nothing beats old fashioned relationship building by actually meeting and talking to people.
 
If the thought of convening a public forum gives you pause, then join us next Wednesday,March 28, at 2:00 p.m. ET, for a webinar highlighting examples of stations that used community forums to engage with people and learn about local issues. We'll sharepractical guide about convening community events from American Public Media's Public Insight Network, including tactics on how to convene forums and use technology to continue the conversation after the event. This combination of face-to-face conversation supplemented by technology can yield substantive public insight for your station.
 
 
Moderator:
Mike Caputo - Analyst, Public Insight Network, American Public Media
 
Presenters: 
Ann Alquist, Director of Radio Engagement, NCME
Julie Philipp, News Director, WXXI Center for Public Affairs
Stephanie Curtis, Social Media Host, The Daily Circuit, MPR
Tamar Charney, Program Director, Michigan Radio 
 
The Community Insights series is brought to you through a partnership between APM and NCME. We’ll deliver a step-by-step approach to bringing the community into your journalism – from digital engagement tools to election coverage and more. 

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