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Learn how to tell digital stories at the Alhambra Source Community Voices Workshop


Ramona Convent Secondary School

1701 W Ramona Rd
Alhambra , CA United States

Develop your storytelling skills and become an Alhambra Source Community Voice at our multimedia journalism workshop Saturday, June 24, 9:30 am. In the morning, we will tell you detail about the rich opportunities to contribute to the Alhambra Source. In the afternoon, experienced journalists will teach you in small breakout groups how to tell compelling stories in writing, photography and video.

Here’s a list of our distinguished mentors:

Elaine Woo, former Staff Writer/Editor, LA Times
Rick Wilkinson, former Nightline Producer, ABC
Jon Thurber, former Deputy Managing Editor, LA Times
Alan Mittelstaedt, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg

And our schedule for the day:

9.30 Arrivals, greetings, gathering, introductions
10.00 Alhambra Source

What we are trying to do, a bit of history, some examples
What we need
What’s a story?
Beyond words – photos, videos, audio, social media

1045 Demonstrations

Using your smart phone – photos for web, video for web
Wordpress – our platform

11.45 Break, lunch
12.15 Small-group workshops
News Writing
Opinion writing
13.15 Second round of workshops
14.00 Next steps

Bring yourself, a story idea, as well as a smartphone or any other storytelling equipment you use.

There are still spots left! Please RSVP with the workshops you want to sign up for at alhambrasource@gmail.com.

Independent journalism is a bedrock of democracy--and it's in crisis. Here at the Alhambra Source, we're committed to covering the local stories that matter most to you. We don’t have advertisers and we don’t have pay walls, but we do have bills. You read to the end of this story. That's great. But this kind of journalism will end without public support. Join us! Support the work and the democratic values it serves. Donate now!

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