Skip to main content

UMaine Center on Aging

The mission of the Center On Aging is to promote and facilitate activities on aging
in the areas of education, research and evaluation, and community service.

Events


Boomer Reporting Corps Workshop: Engaging Larger Audiences and Leveraging Media Skills Via Social Media and Mentoring

The Boomer Reporting Corps initiative provides specialized mentoring and general skill-building workshops designed to encourage older adults throughout Maine to become citizen journalists. Boomer Reporting Corps workshops are free and open to ENCorps members. Lunch and refreshments are provided. To learn more about ENCorps and Boomer Reporting Corps and to  become a member, please visit: www.encoreleaders.org. To view a PDF flyer of all upcoming BRC workshops, please click here.

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 (Snow Date: April 27)

Time: 9am to 2pm

Location: Hutchinson Center, Belfast

Description

Learn to extend your audience and leverage your  effectiveness by applying your skills and insights  to additional issues of local significance and by  cultivating the capacity to create meaningful media  throughout your community. 

Topics include:

• Learn to use sites like Twitter to expand the  audience for your writing, photography, podcasts  and videos by driving traffic to Facebook pages  and blogs that serve as your principal media  outlets.
• Learn to work with community journalists who may not have had the opportunity to participate in a media training program such as BRC and
could learn from your experiences.
• Learn to work with local and state-wide nonmedia organizations to integrate your media skills with their expertise, programming and staffing resources to amplify everone’s effectiveness.
• Learn to share your media skills with teachers and students who are studying media making in their classrooms, and with others who also aspire to become citizen reporters and storytellers.

To Register: Contact Mia Noyes at: mia.noyes@umit.maine.edu or 207-262-7931

ENCorps is a program of the University of Maine Center on Aging in partnership with the Maine Community Foundation, the Community Experience Partnership and with the cooperation of local, state, and national organizations. In addition to this support, funding for the Boomer Reporting Corps is provided by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, and The Atlantic Philanthropies.