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Reed College of Media offers workshop on reporting on social justice issues using new technology

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Reed College of Media students collaborated with peers from Morgan State University to use new technology that collects data on how people across America access food. “Engage! Using Audience Engagement to Report on Social Justice Issues,” a day-long workshop Friday (April 28), will take participants behind the scenes of this innovative investigative reporting project with hands-on training by industry leaders. 

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"People coming to the event will really get a sense of how some of the most talented journalists in the industry merge content, community and audience engagement. The workshop will be extremely valuable as news organizations try to learn more about the audiences they're covering." John Ketchum, Social Media Producer for CNN, Innovator-in-Residence, WVU Reed College of Media

“This workshop has an impressive lineup of the best young journalists in the nation who are leading innovators is using social media for investigating social justice issues. It's a really amazing opportunity for journalists and other media professionals, as well as folks in the community to have a deep conversation about the struggles to cover issues such as food insecurity from an insider perspective.” – Joel Beeson, Associate Professor, WVU Reed College of Media

 

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College of Media partners with Morgan State University to explore food justice in rural and urban communities

More information about “Engage! Using Audience Engagement to Report on Social Justice Issues”

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 Morgan State/WVU – Food Justice

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Target Audiences
People interested in using new media for storytelling

People interested in food justice

People interested in new technology

-WVU-

CONTACT: Christa Currey
Communications Director
WVU Reed College of Media
304.293.7016