Represent your community through journalism by joining the Neighborhood Voices Network

Public Media Network is launching its second cohort of the Neighborhood Voices Network this March to put control of the media in your hands. If you are interested in media and journalism, and want to use your voice to provide representation for your community, then the Neighborhood Voices Network might be for you.

Are you tired of the type of news stories you see about your community? Do you feel that important stories and voices are left out of mainstream media? Then take control of the narrative.

 

Public Media Network is launching its second cohort of the Neighborhood Voices Network this March to put control of the media in your hands. If you are interested in media and journalism, and want to use your voice to provide representation for your community, then the Neighborhood Voices Network might be for you.

 

Neighborhood Journalists will be given the training, platform, and tools to start  reporting on news in their community.  The Neighborhood Journalist Network, will showcase media coverage from a wide array of voices. More people, and more perspectives, means that news coverage will be more well-rounded, and lift up more voices in the community. 

 

More about the program

Anyone interested in telling a story, and is ages 14+, is invited to become a Neighborhood Journalist for Public Media Network. Neighborhood Journalists will be trained with all the tools needed to be successful, including instruction in topics like: what makes a story newsworthy, interviewing strategies, writing basics, AP Style, event coverage, journalism ethics, video storytelling, asset based thinking and reporting, and cultural competency.

 

Neighborhood Journalists will go through a five-session virtual training period. The first meeting will occur on Tuesday, March 2 and 6 p.m. and following lessons will take place at the same time every other week. Meeting days are as follows:

 

Tuesday, March 2, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 13, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27, 6 p.m. 

 

Following training, Neighborhood Journalists are invited to a monthly meeting led by PMN Journalist Raine Kuch and including other PMN staff members. These meetings will give journalists the opportunity to collaborate with each other, get feedback on story ideas and learn more about journalism and what is happening in the community. Stories or event coverage can be assigned to interested journalists at this meeting.  

 

Apply now at the link above, or contact rkuch@publicmedianet.org for more information.