Monday, December 1, 2008

Post Thanksgiving- Connect with Community Radio

Hey all, hope you had a wonderful holiday and that you are having a successful and productive first day back to work, I know it's hard :).

Below is some information about my favorite community radio station, KBCS that offers some great radio programs and also free workshops. Definitely check out what they have to offer:

Bankruptcy in Washington State on Voices of Diversity

Wednesday December 3rd , 6 p.m.According to a recent article in the Seattle Times, bankruptcies in Washington State increased by 40% in the first ten months of this year. We’ll explore how people are struggling to stay afloat during difficult economic times. We'll also get advice from financial counselors, and speak with people who are currently facing or have gone through bankruptcy . Upcoming Public Affairs Trainings and Free WorkshopsWe’re growing a volunteer-powered and social justice-focused newsroom, where reporters and producers are community members committed to skill sharing and facilitating media making of, by, and for our communities. KBCS offers free community journalism workshops. To get involved, come to one of our monthly public affairs workshops. They are the first four Wednesdays of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the KBCS studios. You’re also invited to come by any Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to observe and/or assist in the production of Voices of Diversity and One World Report. RSVP to Joaquin Uy at (425) 564-6195 or

Upcoming Wednesday Night Workshop Schedule: Art of Interviewing

NOTE SCHEDULE CHANGE: Interviewing workshop offered instead of the orientation.1st Wednesday (December 3rd)A good interview is based on asking the right questions, and we’ll show you how to do just that. Radio Journalism2nd Wednesday (December 10th)This workshop covers the basics of radio journalism. We’ll go over our approach to media in community radio, ethical standards, libel, First Amendment, and the elements of a good story.

Writing for Radio 3rd Wednesday (December 17th)This workshop covers specific techniques and standards of writing for radio. Practice includes writing for One World Report.

Have a nice day!

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