May 20, 2010
Participants from last year’s making Media Connections Conference share their experiences making connections, meeting experts, finding the right consultants and pitching the right journalists to get their story out. Check out more videos here
There’s a saying around here at Community Media Workshop, “When YOU succeed, WE succeed” and it can’t make us any more happier when we see participants of our training and annual conference shine.
Sounding a bit idealistic? Well… maybe, but for many of our participants, getting results is a very real thing – especially if you attend our annual conference.
Despite all the work that goes into putting together a big show every year, we get a bit excited seeing nonprofit staff, grassroots organizers, communications experts, web advocates and techies all coming together listening, learning and connecting with one another.
Last year Laurie Jo Reynolds of Tamms Year Ten had been pitching the Chicago Suntimes to cover their story around their work to improve conditions at the Tamms supermax prison. At the Making Media Connections Conference, she was able to engage with Editorial Page Editor Tom McNamee of the Suntimes who eventually became convinced to write the story. Ethan Michaeli, publisher of Residents Journal was able to find a web consultant. While others like Social Media expert Keidra Chaney was able to engage with other experts and nonprofits folks on trends. Check out the video produced by RushPowers to get a better idea of all the great happenings to be expected at this year’s Making Media Connections conference.