TORONTO, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Citizen feedback, bloggers and virtual story meetings are just a few of the innovations in content creation under way in journalism. Discover how media organizations are connecting with audiences at The Canadian Journalism Foundation's upcoming event We're all journalists now...a CJF Forum on Participatory Journalism on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the TMX Broadcast Centre, Toronto.
"As innately social beings, humans have always shared news and information," says Alfred Hermida, one of the co-authors of the book Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers. "Participatory journalism taps into this human urge to share, presenting a myriad of opportunities for journalists to broaden the range of voices in the media, enhancing the quality of the news the public need to make informed decisions."
The editorial gatekeepers are standing aside: Join us for a CJF Forum on the benefits and risks to editorial quality and find out how new ideas are building audiences.
Making citizen contributions work with moderator Wilf Dinnick, founding editor and CEO of OpenFile, and speakers Dan Dunsky, executive producer of TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin; Andrew Lundy, director of Globalnews.ca; Jennifer MacMillan, communities editor with The Globe and Mail; and Rachel Nixon, director of digital media for CBC News and Centres.
Attendees will have a chance to win a copy of Hermida's book.
WHERE: TMX Broadcast Centre - Gallery, The Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto
WHEN: Thursday, April 19
Registration 6:30 p.m. / Presentation 7:00 p.m. / Reception 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15. Please register at http://cjfparticipatory.eventbrite.com.
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