Occupy, Journalism and Activism: Media Making as Participatory Democracy

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
4-5:30 pm
Room: 
Plaza Ballroom D
Activity: 
Journalism and Public Media

Occupy Wall Street put media at the center of its movement. While journalists at mainstream outlets sat scratching their heads, alternative and independent journalists — and citizen reporters — rolled up their sleeves and embedded themselves in the Occupy movement to chronicle its struggles and successes. What can we learn from people who take up the tools of journalism for the first time? How best can journalists partner with activists for in-depth coverage? What ethical and legal concerns arise as the line between advocacy and journalism blurs? Learn how Occupy challenged longtime assumptions about how journalism works and take away lessons about how to build grassroots media networks.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good