We’re really excited to share this news with you – for 2019, Peterborough Currents will be presenting a grant-funded project!
The funding will be put towards a series of four Community Journalism Workshops in the Greater Peterborough Area. Our goal with these workshops is to get out into the community, teach folks about journalism skills and podcast production, and open up our process to anyone who would like to create a short audio documentary that will be published in an episode of Peterborough Currents.
With many thanks to Trent Radio, these workshops are supported by a Vital Communities project grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.
And our first workshop comes with the support of the Digital Rights Community Grant Program: a partnership between Digital Justice Lab, Tech Reset Canada and Centre for Digital Rights.
These workshops are free to attend and open to all ages, all levels of technological proficiency, and all backgrounds.
We will be holding one workshop in four communities in the Greater Peterborough Area: Peterborough, Lindsay, Curve Lake and Warkworth.
Each workshop will present the same foundational material on audio journalism, and have a different theme based on what episode we’re working on next.
Participants will have the opportunity to come up with a story idea, flesh it out, and pitch it to the group at the end of the workshop. For those interested in continuing on, they can turn that pitch into a story for Currents.
Come join us at a workshop! See the calendar below for upcoming dates.
Community journalism workshop: Digital rights
February 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lindsay - Kawartha Lakes Public Library, 190 Kent St W, Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6, Canada
Community journalism workshop: Memory
March 23, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Curve Lake Community Centre, 20 Whetung St E, Curve Lake, ON K0L 1R0, Canada
Community journalism workshop: Safety and security
April 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St N, Peterborough, ON K9H 3V7, Canada
Community journalism workshop: Fun & Creativity
June 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Many thanks to Jackson Creek Press for the fabulous letterpress posters for this project. Spot them around town in the coming months and snap a photo! Tag us on Twitter @PTBO_Currents.