From writing and photography, to audio podcasting and videography, 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 tenth installment of these free workshops.
Professional journalists, including Winnipeg Free Press columnist Dan Lett, and others from local media outlets will help facilitate the sessions.
Descriptions of the sessions are available here: CNC Training Sessions Fall 2016.
“It’s great to get constructive criticism from pros like Dan Lett,” said Bonny Hill who attended CNC workshops in previous years. “I thought this training was excellent. I learned a lot about telling multi-media stories.”
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.
“CNC encourages me to learn more about something I love to do and that’s taking photographs,” said Oliver Rupert, a Winnipeg resident who discovered CNC at the first round of workshops held in the spring of 2012.
Another participant, archivist Gloria Romaniuk, has attended previous training sessions.
“I can only sing praises of CNC’s endeavors, and am ever so grateful for the support Noah Erenberg and Dan Lett offer,” Romaniuk said. “Thanks for all that you do for all of us, for journalism, for democracy, for conscience! I so enjoy this class.”