[g8-sheffield] The Indymedia writing workshop is back!
dan at aktivix.org
Wed Apr 6 00:30:09 BST 2005
Tuesday 12th April
6 to 8pm
(in the old National Centre for Popular Music)
... and every second and fourth Tuesday ...
Do you want to work with a bunch of supportive and co-operative folk, to
write stories about Sheffield? If so -
Come to the Indymedia writer’s workshop!
We're open to all your ideas. Bring your experience of Sheffield with
you - and learn more about Sheffield by writing about it. In the
process, learn about Sheffield Indymedia.
There will be the chance to work on more in-depth stories, in
collaboration with others – going out and finding out about the issues
that matter to you.
The first workshop is next Tuesday 12th April, in Sheffield Live (the
old National Centre for Popular Music - opp. The Showroom Cinema).
International or national dimensions to Sheffield stories are welcome –
one of the best ways to get at global issues is through local stories.
Telling the stories of asylum seekers coming to Sheffield, for example,
would be a great way to connect what happens in Sheffield to what's
happening in the rest of the world.
In the workshop, we’ll being doing these things:
1. We’ll start with a quick outline of Indymedia for anyone who doesn't
know: how to publish on the website, and how the ‘features’ column works.
2. We’ll talk about what’s going on in Sheffield.
This will include a quick glance through the mainstream media for the
region – so get reading some local papers before you come! Questions to
think about could be -
What stories are good, or at least make us think about something that
hadn’t occurred to us?
What stories are bad, and why?
What is missing? (E.g. whilst drug problems are reported, how much
analysis is there / who is blamed?)
3. We’ll talk about ideas everyone has for stories they’d like to work
on, events they’d like to report on, people they’d like to go and talk to.
4. Writing and reading: There’ll be access to PCs, so some can write and
do research work. Others who have writing already can ask for work to be
read by someone else for comments. Also, if people want to work together
on researching a particular issue for a story / feature, do it! (E.g.
‘you go and talk to x about the incinerator, and I’ll try to phone Onyx
and see what they think about the UN’s ban on Dioxins.’)
Hope to see you there...
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