Free CNC workshops teach online multi-media journalism

Audio storytelling, podcasting is focus for spring CNC workshops in partnership with 93.7 CJNU. /DOUG KRETCHMER

CNC multi-media training returns this spring with a line up of FREE workshops covering various aspects of online journalism.

The Spring 2017 interactive workshops will help you publish online multi-media journalism, presented by The Winnipeg Foundation’s Community News Commons ( and its partners, the Winnipeg Free Press and Free Press Cafe, Red River College, Winnipeg Public Library and CJNU 93.7 FM.

This spring, the focus is on audio storytelling and podcasting.

Sessions will be held May 16 – Jun 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Winnipeg Free Press Café on Tuesdays and Millennium Library on Thursdays.

​For session descriptions, download CNC Training Sessions Spring 2017 [PDF].

This is an opportunity to learn the skills needed to create and publish stories on Winnipeg’s citizen journalism website – Community News Commons.

Since 2012, The Winnipeg Foundation has helped train hundreds of citizens in multi-media storytelling through CNC, its citizen journalism / community engagement project.

This will be the 11th installment of these free workshops.

cnc logoSince it began in July 2012, CNC has attracted hundreds of citizens from across Manitoba who are interested in improving their multi-media skills and in telling stories from their neighbourhoods.

The project was created by a matching grant from Knight Foundation and The Winnipeg Foundation.

Primary partners in the project include the Winnipeg Free Press and Free Press Cafe, Winnipeg Public Library and Red River College, plus a large number of other partners from local media outlets, radio stations, schools, agencies, organizations and the like.

Creating one of the most diverse newsrooms in journalism today, CNC publishes multi-media stories from a broad cross section of the public; citizen reporters come from all walks of life, from various socio-economic backgrounds and from all parts of the city and province.

Click here to register for these free workshops.

Noah Erenberg


Community News Commons Convener and veteran network television documentary writer, director and producer. Media studies instructor, trainer and consultant.

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