Join us for a community journalism workshop

Throughout 2019, Peterborough Currents will be opening up the media production process and getting the community involved in local community journalism. Join us in the process at one of our community journalism workshops!

**The Workshops**

The community is invited to attend a Peterborough Currents community journalism workshop on:

  • February 23, 2019 in Lindsay
  • March 23, 2019 in Curve Lake
  • April 27, 2019 in Peterborough
  • June 22, 2019 TBD

Learn the fundamentals of documentary storytelling with local podcasters, and take the opportunity to get involved by creating your own documentary.

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 (possibly) 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!

**The Themes**

Digital Rights (Lindsay Public Library)
Join us on Saturday Feb. 23, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This workshop will look at developing ideas about technology, internet and how we exercise our digital rights.

Memory (Curve Lake Community Centre)
Join us on Saturday Mar. 23, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In this workshop we’re looking for stories of memory and history – how do we think about ourselves and our past?

Safety & Security (Peterborough Public Library)
Join us on Saturday Apr. 27, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This workshop will focus on issues of security, policing, and what it takes to feel safe.

Fun & Creativity (Location TBD)
Join us on Saturday Jun. 22, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This workshop will focus on stories of fun, games, art and all aspects of creativity. Feel free to contribute audio art as well!

**Accessibility**

As much as possible, arrangements have been made for workshops to be held in wheelchair accessible spaces. The presentation will feature an on-screen slideshow, verbal presentations and a community roundtable discussion. There will be printed materials available. If you would like a copy made available in dyslexic-friendly font, large print, or in Braille, please contact us. We will have a few copies in these formats available.

Please let us know if you would like to attend and have any concerns about access.

These workshops will be taking place around the Greater Peterborough area, if you would like to attend but need transit accommodations, please comment in the Facebook event page to try and arrange carpools.

**Acknowledgements**

With many thanks to Trent Radio, these workshops are supported by a Vital Communities project grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.

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.

**About Peterborough Currents**

Peterborough Currents is a grassroots community journalism project, created by passionate young journalists based in the Peterborough area.

We are grassroots community journalism project, which means we are created by willing volunteers with a passion and enthusiasm to learn. Anyone can join in and help create.

We make a podcast, which is a downloadable audio program available over the Internet.

We do a live radio program broadcast through Trent Radio (92.7 FM).

We help each other create stories. Part of being a community project means we help each other out, provide feedback and support each other in the production process. For some producers that means little support, for others it can be pretty involved.

We are volunteers interested in creating journalism.

We get out into the community and ask questions.

**Subscribe for more updates**

Peterborough Currents is a grassroots journalism project based in Peterborough. We publish stories online and a monthly podcast, available in all podcast apps are on our website: https://peterboroughcurrents.ptbopodcasters.ca

Find us on: Facebook, Twitter, and your podcast app of choice.

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