It Takes a Village: Working Together Online

Monmouth Univeristy

400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

On November 2, people from across the state are invited to learn how they can master online tools and techniques for telling their story. During Superstorm Sandy we watched stories of crises and heartbreak unfold on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; watching as our homes collapsed and roller coasters washed out to sea. With the power outages hitting nearly the entire state, people turned to their smartphones to stay connected with what was happening. Today, even more people are getting their news and information from online sources. So if you have a story to tell, or a message for FEMA and the New Jersey authorities, or a pressing issue for your neighbors you have to take your message to where the people are, online. Which is why The Citizens Campaign, NJ News Commons, Jersey Shore Hurricane News, Monmouth University, and Creative NJ are co-hosting a free training on the tools and techniques for communicating online. "It Takes a Village: Working Together Online" will be Saturday, November 2 from 9am-1pm at Monmouth University's Club at Magill Commons in West Long Branch. The session is focused on teaching people how to use basic online tools that are available to everyone, as well as new techniques for telling a compelling story. Presenters include Deborah Galant, Director of NJ News Commons and founder of one of the most successful online news sites in the country Baristanet.com; Justin Auciello, Founder and publisher of the Jersey Shore Hurricane News Facebook page; Kenny Katzgrau, founder of Broadstreet Ads; Steve Stirling, reporter for The Star-Ledger and co-author of the Sandy Recovery Scorecard; Steve Johnson, multimedia journalism professor at Montclair State University and former statewide Patch.com editor; and Adam Glenn, Editor of AdaptNY and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism professor. This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. To register visit thecitizenscampaign.org or call (732) 548-9798. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided to our guests at no costs.

Saturday - November 02, 2013

Contact:

Heather Taylor

Phone: (732) 548-9798 x.1
Website: Click to Visit

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