WBEZ | Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema http://www.wbez.org/venues/columbia-college-chicago-film-row-cinema Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Making Media Connections Conference 2013 http://www.wbez.org/making-media-connections-conference-2013-107423 <p><p>Making Media Connections 2013&mdash;Presented by the Community Media Workshop. Bringing together nonprofit communicators, journalists, web advocates, PR professionals, community leaders, social media mavens and more!</p><p>The Only Communications Conference Like it occuring Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 in Columbia College Chicago Film Row Cinema..</p><p>Award-winning journalist Laura Washington interviews Amisha Patel, the executive director of Grassroots Collaborative. One of the Workshop&rsquo;s key events each year since 1993, our conference is designed for nonprofit communicators: volunteers and staff who are responsible for telling their group&rsquo;s story through the news media or other channels. We bring them together with journalists looking for stories &lsquo;off the beaten path&rsquo; and invite them to join in a dialogue on how to produce news that matters.</p><p>Register for the 2013 Making Media Connections Conference<a href="http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1253&amp;EID=14573" title="Register for the 2013 Making Media Connections Conference"> HERE</a></p><p>Have questions? Please call 312-369-6400 or email at cmw@newstips.org</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:47:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/making-media-connections-conference-2013-107423 The 24th Anniversary Studs Terkel Community Media Awards http://www.wbez.org/24th-anniversary-studs-terkel-community-media-awards-105830 <p><p><strong>Studs Terkel</strong> was a model, an inspiration, and a mentor to Community Media Workshop. A masterful radio interviewer and Pulitzer-prize winning author, Studs often described himself as an eclectic disk jockey. His art as a communicator was to help every subject of an interview find their voice to tell a story.</p><p>Whether you were rich and famous or nearly down and out, you were the reason he engaged his craft. From the early days of Chicago television and theatre, through his many years hosting a morning program on WFMT-FM, to his book authoring of <em>Division Street, Working, Hard Times, Race</em> or <em>May The Circle Be Unbroken</em>, Studs brought his audiences and readers through the lives of sometimes very ordinary folks doing extraordinary things. His work often spoke truth to power, or simply introduced us to parts of our community, city, region or world we hadn&rsquo;t heard of yet.</p><p>He was the ultimate organizer, bringing us all through a 20th century journey of politics, culture, theatre and music. He especially enjoyed our annual tribute to significant journalism, from veteran scribes to up-and-coming bloggers, and with these awards we honor the legacy of Louis &ldquo;Studs&rdquo; Terkel.</p><p>More information on this event <a href="http://communitymediaworkshop.org/terkel/the-2013-studs-terkel-community-media-awards/">here.</a></p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:52:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/24th-anniversary-studs-terkel-community-media-awards-105830 Making Media Connections Conference: Fanning the Flames of Communications http://www.wbez.org/making-media-connections-conference-fanning-flames-communications-99116 <p><P>One of the Workshop’s key events each year since 1993, our conference is designed for nonprofit communicators: volunteers and staff who are responsible for telling their group’s story through the news media or other channels. We bring them together with journalists looking for stories ‘off the beaten path’ and invite them to join in a dialogue on how to produce news that matters.</P> <P>Conference attendees get four key takeaways:</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Training:</STRONG> to increase nonprofit communicators’ skills and understanding of the news process, allowing them to better access the media in ways that are effective.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Sourcing:&nbsp;</STRONG>journalists get leads and sources from among a group that tends to receive ‘spot’ coverage rather than more focused and influential treatment.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Skill-building:</STRONG>&nbsp;Connecting these two groups with web advocates and nonprofit technologists in order to develop a better understanding of new media to deliver their message.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Relationship-building:</STRONG>&nbsp;the conference builds relationships between nonprofit and news outlet personnel. Beyond more and better coverage of nonprofits, their constituents and their issues, the outcome of our conferences has been understanding and consensus on where nonprofits fit in the news cycle.</LI></UL> <P>Don’t take our word for it. If you’re wondering who comes and what they got out of it, you can&nbsp;download the evaluation&nbsp;from last year’s conference. You can also see what last year’s attendees had to say about the Making Media Connections conference by reading their&nbsp;survey feedback.</P></p> Mon, 14 May 2012 12:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/making-media-connections-conference-fanning-flames-communications-99116