Community Journalism Workshops

Access Humboldt is proud to offer two workshops with Terri Klemetson, Public Affairs and News Director at KMUD Community Radio, as part of Sunshine Week activities (www.sunshineweek.org).

We're offering two workshops:

Investigative Reporting class - 10am-1pm. $20.
This class starts with the basics, ethics, story composition, and recording techniques. The class focuses on the Public Records Act and FOIA requests, and participants are challenged to use social media for modern investigations.

Emergency and Disaster Reporting class - 3pm-6pm. $20.
This class exposes reporters to all disaster scenarios and reporting techniques used during emergency situations. We'll discuss disaster reporting, agency interaction, mapping & technology tools, and team building for success.

In between the classes we are planning a potluck mixer so bring a treat to share!

To register
Call 707-476-1798 or email reception@accesshumboldt.net

Pay online here:

More about the Community Journalism Project:
The Community Journalism Project (CJP) took shape in 2009 under the direction of Terri Klemetson who is now News Director at KMUD. Initial goals of the CJP included getting more voices on the Local News, and more multi-media collaboration within the KMUD listening community. Participation in the program does not require prior knowledge of journalism or radio broadcasting. The CJP training component covers the basics of broadcast journalism, including: ethics, interviewing techniques, recording equipment basics, writing for radio, story composition and editing.

Terrri Klemetson describes her vision in this way, "I wanted listeners to understand journalism ethics, and I wanted to create a space for open dialogue about why and how the KMUD Newsroom picked stories to air. It was a great forum for open discussion, critique and skill sharing. I also firmly believe that KMUD is more than a radio station - our newsroom needs to adapt to the changing media world and the expansion of social media as a news source and communication tool."

A spin-off from the CJP was the Emergency Response Team (ERT), which evolved in 2010 to enhance the coverage of emergency events such as earthquakes, major slides, fires, and floods. ERT members come from those who have already gone through the Community Journalist training and then receive additional emergency preparedness training and participate in practice sessions.