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Grassroots Journalism - with author Eesha Williams

Date:
Thursday, January 08, 2004
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Jon Garfield
Location Details:
New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Thursday, January 8th, 7:00 pm Grassroots Journalism - Discussion with author Eesha Williams New College Theater, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco Live Audio Webcast (see instructions below) Award-winning journalist Eesha Williams will discuss his book Grassroots Journalism: A Practical Manual for Doing the Kind of Newswriting that Doesn't Just Get People Angry, But Active — That Doesn't Just Inform, But Inspires [Apex Press]. Williams, a Vermont-based freelance journalist, is winner of Vermont’s highest award for investigative journalism for 2003, the Vermont Press Association's Mavis Doyle Award. According to the Boston Globe (5/22/2003) Williams, who had been a staff reporter, was fired for union organizing last year by the Brattleboro Reformer daily newspaper, which (like the Oakland Tribune) is owned by the Denver Post chain. Grassroots Journalism is a practical manual for the kind of newswriting that does not just get people aroused, but gets them engaged in the struggle to build a better world. The book has won praise (see back cover at www.yahoo.com) from Ralph Nader, Columbia Journalism Review, three-time Santa Cruz mayor Michael Rotkin, Norman Solomon, Andrea Buffa, Robert McChesney, John Nichols, Janine Jackson and others. Free. Sponsored by the New College Media Studies MA Program and Media Alliance. For more information contact: Jon Garfield, (415) 437-3425 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LIVE WEBCAST: To Listen Online: http://dc.indymedia.org/audio/newcollege32k.m3u PLEASE NOTE: These events are webcast online using Ogg Vorbis format audio streaming. This is a licence free format for streaming. However, you may need to download another audio player for your computer, since REAL Player won't work. Don't worry, it's free and easy. Download: WINAMP for PC (http://classic.winamp.com/player/free.php ) or Zinf for Linux (http://www.vorbis.com/download_unix_1.0.1.psp ) users. Macintosh users can find software to play Ogg Vorbis audio using a plugin for Quicktime or iTunes. If you are having problems with the link, you can also copy and paste http://dc.indymedia.org/audio/newcollege32k.m3u into your audio player URL. Open Location: http://dc.indymedia.org/audio/newcollege32k.m3u .
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 3, 2004 10:24AM
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