Social media and new approaches to journalism have had broad impact on how civic initiatives are organized and executed. Community and political movements have new tools to attract interested parties and launch campaigns. The last federal election cycle is just one of several examples where various parties worked with and around the traditional journalism channels to get their message out using these new media options. These approaches certainly impact how governments connect with their constituencies, nonprofits engage with their communities, neighborhood movements organize, and civic/political leaders communicate.
We’re hosting a conversation to discuss how new media impacts civic initiatives as part of our Conversations on Civic Innovation series, or #CivicTechBos. Join us for a conversation reviewing the fast-changing world of journalism and social media and how it impacts civic initiatives.
- Moderator – Asma Khalid, Political Reporter at WBUR
- Eric Gordon – Associate Professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College
- Robert McClure – Co-founder and Executive Director at Investigate West
- Additional speakers TBD
5:30-6:00 PM – Registration and networking
6:00-7:oo PM – Panel Discussion
7:00-7:30 PM – Q&A
7:30 – 8:30 PM – Post-event networking
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