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
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.
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.