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Citizen Media Events


1) 90 Minutes Citizen Media Presentation - An E-Democracy.Org presenter will conduct an interactive online tour of some of the most interesting citizen media projects in Minnesota, across the country, and around the world. We'll explain the following tools and talk about how they might be used for community engagement:

  • Issues Forums
  • Podcasting
  • Online Video (YouTube and Others)
  • Social Networking Sites
  • Wikis
  • Blogs

2) Organizing a Local or Neighborhood Issues Forum in Your Community - This 60-90 minute presentation will focus on the details of how to set up and manage an online forum in your community using the E-Democracy.Org model. We'll talk about:

  • Building and managing a forum
  • Recruiting participants
  • Engaging Elected Officials and City Staff
  • Facilitation - keeping things civil and respectful

3) Citizen Media Panel Discussion - We'll engage our network of contacts around the state to organize a panel discussion with real bloggers, podcasters, and others citizen media types from Greater Minnesota. The purpose of the panel will be to introduce the audience to the power of online tools for community building and introduce them to some of the real people who are making it happen in Minnesota.

4) Citizen Media Workshop - We have help organize a half day or all day workshop with hands on sessions on any or all of the following tools. Workshop sessions will provide basics of how to get started with the tool and examples of how these tools are being used for community organizing and civic engagement:

  • Managing a Local Issues Forum
  • Community Blogging
  • Podcasting
  • Online Video
  • Wikis

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